Post Tagged with: "Carmen Fariña"

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.  

Maritere, born in Mexico, holds a letter from the Department of Education. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Helping Foreign-born Kids Cope with Fears

Health, Immigration, Youth May 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

The federal government’s new immigration measures have an effect on children, and schools are offering support to help them cope with the fear and anxiety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Paulina Li speaking a the hearing attended by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (Photo via World Journal)

School Overcrowding in Forest Hills Smashes Dream of Chinese Parents

East Asian, Education, Queens April 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

A number of Asian parents who moved to Forest Hills so that their children can attend high-quality schools in the neighborhood find that overcrowding has put their children on waiting lists, reports World Journal.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

The students who created the socially-oriented table art will be part of an exhibit to be presented near public schools. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Kids Address Social Problems Through Art

Culture, Manhattan, New York, Youth May 27, 2016 at 12:02 pm

The exhibition “A View From The Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues To The Table” will showcase artwork made by school children in the five boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Children will get to celebrate the Lunar New Year without having to miss school. (Photo by Fenix_21, Creative Commons license)

Finally, Lunar New Year Is on the School Calendar

Asian, Education, New York, Traditions June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Asian communities in the city chalked up a victory June 23 when Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Lunar New Year would go on the school calendar as a holiday. Sing Tao Daily reports on the community’s reaction.

Samsun Nahar, a parent leader with Desis Rising Up and Moving or DRUM, speaks to advocates, other parents and the press about the lack of translation and interpretation services for Bengali at her kids' schools in the Bronx. After speaking to the crowd in Bengali, Roksana Mun, also with DRUM gave Nahar's speech in English.  (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Schools Urged to Offer More Language Services for Parents

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks February 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition’s Education Collaborative is urging schools to offer more language access services to parents.

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June (Photo by Diana Robinson for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, via City Limits)

Behind the Push for Latino Representation

Latino, Politics November 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Latino representation in NYC government is inadequate, say leaders of a new campaign aimed at persuading the de Blasio administration to do more, reports City Limits.

Queen Letizia waves to the students at Dos Puentes Elementary School. (Photo by QPHOTONYC, via Manhattan Times)

Queen of Spain Visits School in Washington Heights

Education, Latino, New York, Western European September 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

The Queen of Spain visited Dos Puentes elementary school in Washington Heights, one of four area schools partnering with International Spanish Academies, Manhattan Times reports.

Chancellor Carmen Fariña speaking at an education panel hosted by the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City. (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

Doing More for LGBT Students

Education, LGBTQ, New York September 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Concerns of LGBT students are being addressed, but more could be done, Chalkbeat reports.

Milady Baez, new head of the English Language Learners program for the city's schools, answering a question at a Sept. 12 meeting of the Hispanic Federation (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

English-Language Learners Promised More Support

Education, New York, Youth September 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

English-language learners in New York public schools were promised more support from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and her new head of ELL, Milady Baez, reports Chalkbeat.

Teachers at a summer pre-K training session at Brooklyn College (Photo via Chalkbeat)

Preparing for Pre-K

Education, New York August 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Hundreds of teachers at training sessions for the pre-K program set to launch September 4 heard encouraging words from Bill de Blasio and Carmen Fariña, Chalkbeat reports.

Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo by Patrick Wall via  Chalkbeat)

How Will Failing Schools Be Saved?

Education, New York, Youth July 8, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña hasn’t detailed plans to help the city’s troubled schools, but interventions must begin with the school year in September, reports Chalkbeat.

The 2013-14 high school directory (above) featured school letter grades, though the 2014-15 directory does not. (Photo via Chalkbeat)

No More Failing Schools?

Education, New York July 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm

In a signal of changes to come, the city’s Department of Education has not assigned letter grades to high schools in the latest 2014-15 directory, Chalkbeat reports.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visited Pre-K class at P.S. 239 in Ridgewood on April 2 (Photo by Rob Bennett for the Office of the Mayor via Queens Courier)

Queens District Overcrowding Affects Pre-K Slots

Education, Queens June 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Only 30 percent of the children whose parents requested specific pre-K seats in Queens District 24 were matched with their selections, Queens Courier reports.