Education

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left front, and Chancellor Richard Carranza, center front, were joined by other elected officials at P.S. 128 in Washington Heights to announce an expansion of pre-K dual language program. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office, via Chalkbeat)

NYC Will Add More Dual Language Pre-K Programs

Education, New York February 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Chalkbeat details the city’s plan.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an education announcement regarding specialized high school at J.H.S. 292 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 03, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office, via Chalkbeat)

Assessing the Impact of Dropping the SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino, New York February 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

A new study from the NYC Independent Budget Office simulates the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for changing the process for admitting students to the city’s specialized high schools. Chalkbeat reports on the city’s response.

Osman Canales, founder and director Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates (LIISA). (Photo via Noticia LI)

NY DREAM Act Will ‘Change Lives’ on Long Island

Education, Immigration, Long Island February 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Long Island community leaders assess the positive impact the approval of the New York State DREAM Act will have on thousands of immigrant students and also the local economy, Noticia Long Island reports.

Olivert Saldivia, a Dreamer member of Make the Road New York arrived to Albany early in the morning to witness the big day. (Photo via El Diario)

‘A Dream Come True’: Emotional Scenes at NY DREAM Act Vote

Education, Government, Immigration, New York January 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

New York Dreamers and activists woke up early and traveled to Albany en masse to cheer as the State Senate finally approved the New York State DREAM Act, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza (Photo by Alex Zimmerman via Chalkbeat)

New York State Releases List of Struggling NYC Schools

Education, New York January 17, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the 124 NYC schools just listed by New York State as needing comprehensive support and targeted support.

Students and parents wait to enter the building to take the entrance exam. (Photo via World Journal)

Asians Swarm to Take Hunter College H.S. Entrance Exam

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Parents waiting as their children took the Hunter College High School entrance exam spoke to World Journal with some saying the test only served as a learning experience while others took a jab at the mayor.

South Bronx United player Jhonny Theze, wearing the No. 10 blue jersey, drives the ball toward the goal during a Nov. 3 match in Soundview Park in the Bronx against the Manhattan Celtics. (Photo by Vera Haller via Documented)

Soccer, Tutoring – and Legal Help, in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Youth January 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm

South Bronx United added legal services to its roster of offerings to teens in the Bronx, when organizers realized many immigrant youth needed the help, reports Documented.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

Parents in school district 2 argue that many factors  figure in the specialized high school debate; one  group has urged support of abandoning the SHSAT test. (Photo via World Journal)

Some Parents in District 2 Support Abandoning SHSAT

East Asian, Education, Manhattan January 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Numerous parents from Manhattan’s school district 2, including Asian parents, have sent a letter in support of specialized high school reform that would put aside the SHSAT, reports World Journal.

Yi Fang Chen (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Asian Americans Sue City Over Specialized High School Reform

East Asian, Education, New York December 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Asian-American organizations and Chinese parents have filed a lawsuit against the city over the mayor’s proposal to increase diversity at specialized high schools, reports World Journal.

“There are stakeholders within this city who do not want our children in those schools,” said Mutale Nkonde, a district parent with two children, at a forum on specialized high schools. “Ultimately, these are our children who we’re sending into potentially hostile environments.” (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Specialized High School Concerns in Bed-Stuy

Black, Brooklyn, Education December 12, 2018 at 6:04 pm

At a public meeting in Bedford-Stuyvesant with education department officials, parents voiced unease over the environment Black and Latino students face in specialized high schools, reports Chalkbeat.

Students at Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology teach Chancellor Richard Carranza how to code, ahead of an announcement Thursday on an expansion of CTE programs. (Photo by Reema Amin via Chalkbeat)

Principal to Lead ‘Multilingual Learners’ at DOE

Education, New York December 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has appointed Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, as the deputy chief academic officer of the Division of Multilingual Learners, formerly the Division of English Language Learners, reports Chalkbeat.

Stuyvesant High School is one of the city's most sought-after specialized high schools. (Photo by Alex Zimmerman via Chalkbeat)

Asian-American Group Opposes the SHSAT

Asian, Education, New York November 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Chalkbeat reports that the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families recommends eliminating the SHSAT exam as the sole criteria for entrance into a specialized high school.

In 2016, the Community Education Council in Manhattan's District 3 approved a controversial school rezoning aimed in part at integrating schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Linking Housing and School Desegregation

Education, Housing, New York November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Chalkbeat discusses two small steps taken in New York to address housing as part of the effort to desegregate schools.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.