Education

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A W.E.B. DuBois High School Name Change?

African American, Brooklyn, Education March 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The NYC Department of Education has once again reconsidered its plans for W.E.B. DuBois High School in Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

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Documentary Captures Lives of Chinese International Students

Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth March 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Ahead of the release of “Maineland,” a documentary that follows Chinese students at a boarding school in Maine, director Miao Wang speaks to World Journal about her own experience as a teenage student from China.

A visual from Storychatter. (Facebook image via News India Times)

Indian Mythology, via Animated Videos

Education, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions, Youth February 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Two New Jersey siblings started Storychatter to convey Indian mythology to Indian-American children, reports News India Times.

Bronx High School of Science (Photo by Dave Winer, Creative commons license)

Making Specialized High Schools More Diverse

African American, Black, Education, Latino, Youth February 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Amsterdam News takes a look at the underrepresentation of Black and Hispanics at the city’s specialized high schools.

The Principal of P.S.71 Indiana Soto (first from left) informed the interested parents about the requirements involved in launching the Dual Polish Language Program. From left: Andrzej Cierkosz, president of the Dobra Polska Szkola Foundation and teachers: Barbara Falkowska and Michelle Rafalko. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

First Steps to a Polish Language Program in Ridgewood

Eastern European, Education, Queens February 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Parents in Ridgewood are hopeful that P.S. 71 will soon have the city’s second Polish Dual Language Program, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Shakespeare & Co. (Photo by cisc1970, Creative Commons license)

Education Group Criticizes Black History Bill

African American, Education, New York February 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

An education advocacy organization has voiced its opposition to a bill that would incorporate Black history into the city’s school curriculum but, as Kings County Politics finds, the group’s criticism goes beyond just the bill.

W.E.B DuBois High School at 402 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Screen shot via Google Maps)

Officials Ask for Delay on W.E.B. DuBois High School Vote

African American, Brooklyn, Education January 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Central Brooklyn officials asked Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to postpone a vote on closing W.E.B. DuBois High School, located in rapidly gentrifying Crown Heights, reports Kings County Politics.

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More Teacher Diversity Needed

Education, New York January 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Teaching staff in New York City schools is not nearly as diverse as the student body, reports Chalkbeat.

An Orthodox man works at a computer station at Medgar Evers’ library, where a bust of rapper Biggie Smalls sits prominently in the center. (Photo by Amy Sara Clark via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Students ‘Find an Unexpected Home’ at Medgar Evers

Black, Brooklyn, Education, Jewish January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

A small but growing number of Jewish students in Crown Heights are enrolling at Medgar Evers College following efforts by the school to boost enrollment and diversity, reports The Jewish Week.

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.