Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

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.

(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.

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.

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.

Advocates protested the city's suspension policy in August. ( Photo by Monica Disare via Chalkbeat)

Fewer Suspensions, with Continued Disparities

African American, Education, New York November 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the Department of Education’s report that school suspensions have dropped nearly 16 percent – while Black students continue to account for a disproportionate share of suspensions.

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Latino Activists and LGBT Students Support Anti-Bullying Bill

Education, LGBTQ, New York October 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

The City Council is reviewing a bullying law arguing that hundreds of youths continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation due to their sexual orientation, race or appearance, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Antonio Alarcón, a 22 year-old undocumented student born in Mexico, received a scholarship to go to college. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

DOE Promotes College Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Education, Latino, New York October 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Undocumented students finishing high school in New York may access free college programs thanks to a New York City Department of Education campaign, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

Aixa Padillo, Felipe M. Adison Valdez, and teacher Carmine Guirland. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Teens on Juvenile Probation Graduate

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Ten teens graduated July 22 after taking advantage of a program through the Department of Probation and the Department of Education, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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.

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.

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.

P.S. 191, on West 61st Street, one target of efforts at establishing a Russian dual-language program made by Julia Stoyanovich, Olga Ilyashenko, and others (Photo by Jakcons Chen via Manhattan Express)

A Russian-English Program in an UWS Public School?

Eastern European, Education, Manhattan March 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Two mothers are spearheading an effort to get a Russian-English dual language program going in a public school on the Upper West Side, Manhattan Express reports.