Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

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.

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.

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.

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Alex Chen at the podium at his graduation (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Student at Townsend Harris Awarded for Ousting Principal

East Asian, Education, Queens June 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

World Journal reports on graduating senior Alex Chen, who helped lead protests against the interim acting principal at Townsend Harris High School in Queens that eventually resulted in her replacement.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCLU: Minority Students Arrested Disproportionately

Black, Latino, New York, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Civil rights activists reveal figures showing “extreme racial disparity” in the numbers of handcuffed black and Latino youths in the city’s public schools, 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.

Efrín Martínez-Cuevas (photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

Higher Numbers of Latinos in College

Education, Latino, New York June 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm

National and local efforts have led to more Latinos graduating and continuing their education, with a 2.5 percent increase in New York this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mariel Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Criticism, DOE Plans to Expand Sex Ed

Education, LGBTQ March 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

The Department of Education is planning to broaden and diversify the sex education curriculum after receiving criticism for failing to offer guidance to youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yolanda Torres, executive superintendent for the Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Seeking 325 Parents of Students for Community Education Councils

Education, New York February 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The Department of Education is seeking 325 parents of students to fill the Community and Citywide Education Council seats, which are elected every two years, Queens Latino reports.

Thalía Baeza studies at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Doubles Down on Bilingual Education

Education, New York April 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

The city seeks to expand its bilingual education programs in 38 schools over the next year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

School’s out at the Lola Rodríguez de Tió School. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx School Closures Cause Anguish Among Parents

Bronx, Education January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Vivian Fiallo, with her grandchildren Harrison, Logan and Jaxon. (Photo via El Diario)

DOE Connects Grandparents to Their Grandchildren’s Education

Education, New York March 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm

The NYC Department of Education is reaching out to thousands of immigrants, who are raising or helping to raise their grandchildren, through the Family and Community Engagement initiative, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Advocates rally at Department of Education headquarters (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Protecting NYC Students from Bias

Black, Education, Immigration, Latino, Muslim, Youth December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.

Harold Quito, 22, spoke about how he was able to earn an electrical worker certification while he served his sentence. (Photo via El Diario)

At Rikers Island, Studying Is Possible Too

Education, New York December 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Thanks to a DOE program to help students serving jail time to finish their studies or learn a trade, hundreds of young Rikers Island inmates finish their secondary education every year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.