Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

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.

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.