Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza high-fives students at P.S. 78 on Staten Island as they leave after the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

On Carranza’s First Year as Schools Chancellor

Education, New York April 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Chalkbeat looks at Richard Carranza’s efforts to address integration as well as changes he has implemented at the Department of Education since becoming New York City schools chancellor last April.

Johanna Garcia (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools: A Growing Problem

Education, Latino, New York March 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

As Albany’s budget deadline looms, parents and community organizations are pressing lawmakers to address New York City classroom overcrowding, which is most severe in Hispanic neighborhoods, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Hydra Mendoza, NYC DOE’s Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships and Communications (Photo by Momar G. Visaya via Asian Journal)

The Pinay DOE Deputy Chancellor With the Greek-Spanish Name

South Asian, Women March 14, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Hydra Mendoza, of the Department of Education, made her “introduction to the Filipino-American community” at a Filipina Women’s Network event at the Philippine Center, reports Asian Journal.

A demonstration by the Fair Play Coalition led by Councilman Antonio Reynoso demanded equitable access to after-school sports instruction. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino and Black Students Demand Equal Access to Sports in NYC Schools

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth December 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Members of the Fair Play Coalition, who sued the DOE arguing that New York City high schools discriminate against Black and Latino students by not offering enough sports teams, rallied at City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“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.

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.

Pritpal Singh, left, senior policy advisor for United Sikhs, announces new Sikh lesson plans for 5th and 6th grade alongside Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, right, and members of the Sikh community. (Photo by Anna Sackel via Queens Chronicle)

Sikhism Added to NYC School Curriculum

Education, New York, Religion July 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Lessons on Sikhism will be added to the fifth and sixth grade curriculum in NYC public schools, reports Queens Chronicle.

Some 70 students marched from their schools in the South Bronx to Lower Manhattan to attend last week’s rally. (Photo by Sneha Dey via City Limits)

Suit: Black and Latino Students Deprived of Sports Equity

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth June 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

A lawsuit brought against the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League alleges that Black and Latino high school students “have significantly less access to sports teams.” City Limits covers the rally where the lawsuit was announced.

María Martínez (left) and Nieves Ojendis (right) talk about bullying in schools. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Hispanic Families Welcome New Tool against Bullying in City Schools

Education, Government, New York May 24, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A new anti-bullying initiative by the DOE was well received by families of Hispanic children affected by an increase of harassment cases in city schools in the Trump era, although others say that more needs to be done, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is multi-talented, cuts to the chase and is not afraid of controversy. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Chancellor Carranza: Pozole in NYC Schools?

Education, Mexican, New York May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

At a meeting with the city’s community and ethnic press, newly appointed DOE Chancellor Carranza laid out his “culture eats strategy for breakfast” plan and touted his mariachi singing chops, Queens Latino reports.

P.S. 1 in Manhattan's Chinatown attracts a diverse mix of students for its Mandarin dual language program. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

City to Add 48 Bilingual Programs in Schools

Education, Immigration, New York May 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the addition of 48 bilingual programs in more than 10 languages in dozens of schools this fall, reports Chalkbeat.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza during their visit to P.S. 25 in The Bronx. (Photo Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hope and Challenges as New Education Chancellor Visits Bronx School

Bronx, Education April 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm

During a visit to a Bronx school in his first week on the job, new DOE Chancellor Richard Carranza is welcomed by parents, teachers and officials who ask him to tackle such issues as school segregation and safety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Kings County Politics)

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.

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.