Education

Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this year with Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office, via Chalkbeat)

Fourteen Low-Performing NYC Schools to Close

Education, New York December 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

NYC plans to shutter 14 low-performing schools, including nine that had been in the “Renewal” program, reports Chalkbeat.

Korean leaders at a Nov. 29 press conference condemning the discriminatory statements by a teacher at Bergen Academy. (Photo via Korea Times)

NJ Korean Community Demands Teacher’s Dismissal

East Asian, Education, Metro Area December 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

A Spanish language teacher who made anti-Korean statements at Bergen Academy is being transferred to another school, but Korean parents and organizations are pressing for the teacher’s dismissal, The Korea Times reports.

More than 100 students, parents and community members waited over an hour for Dept. of Education officials to show up and explain their decision to close W. E.B. DuBois High School in Crown Heights. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

School Closing Planned in Crown Heights

Education, New York, Real Estate December 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

The Department of Education plans to close a school in gentrifying Crown Heights, and community members believe that development is behind the plan, reports Kings County Politics.

P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Advocates rallied at City Hall on Thursday to demand anti-bias training for teachers and culturally relevant education for students. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Urging a Bolder Diversity Plan for NYC Schools

Education, New York December 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Critics of the city’s school diversity plan rallied on the steps of City Hall, Chalkbeat reports.

Joseph Cancel, 20, (left) looks on as Chris Mercado (center) edits the resume of Bejan Merz, 29 (right). (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Tech Classes for Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, Education, LGBTQ, Technology December 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

Haus of Code classes teach LGBTQ youth in the Bronx tech skills, in a first-of-its-kind program in the borough, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School at 1186 Carroll St. in Brooklyn (Image via Google Maps)

Protesting the DOE’s Medgar Evers Decision

Brooklyn, Education, Government November 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School parents and central Brooklyn officials demonstrated on the steps of the Department of Education against a decision made, they say, without involving members of the school, reports Amsterdam News.

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Three Latinas Seek to Lead Belleville Board of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Latino, Women November 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Three New Jersey Latinas are joining forces seeking to increase the number of Latino officials on the Belleville Board of Education, Reporte Hispano reports.  

M.S. 51 in Park Slope is one of the most selective middle schools in District 15. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Efforts to Diversify NYC Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Manhattan November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Chalkbeat and The Villager report on plans to promote racial inclusion in two school districts.

(Photo by Send me adrift., Creative commons license)

Urging More Social Workers for Bronx Students

Bronx, Education, Health November 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Parent advocates want more social workers in schools in the Bronx, reports Chalkbeat.

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

Salvadoran mother Carmen Molina, with her children Aleyda and Carlos Aquino. (Photo via El Diario)

Thousands Benefit from Expansion of Translation Services in Schools

Education, Latino, New York October 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said that translation services, benefiting parents who are not fluent in English, have tripled over the past year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School at 1186 Carroll St. in Brooklyn (Image via Google Maps)

Is the DOE ‘Watering Down’ the Medgar Evers School Program?

Brooklyn, Education October 23, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Brooklyn lawmakers question recent moves by the Department of Education concerning Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, a successful public school with a majority Black student body, reports Kings County Politics.