Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

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School Disciplinary Codes to be Reviewed

Black, Education, Latino, New York June 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

School safety officers disproportionately penalize black and Latino students, and the codes and their application are set for review at NYC DOE hearings, the Amsterdam News reports.

Translated versions of the DOE's directories of public schools are only available online (unlike the English edition), making them difficult to access for immigrant families with little computer literacy. (Image from Arabic edition of the high school directory for Queens)

School Directories Missing in Translation

Education October 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

The DOE offers translations of its directories of the city’s public schools but unlike the printed English version, those in other languages are only found online, reports GothamSchools. Immigrant parents with little computer literacy are unable to access the guides, and when they do, they often find incomplete directories.

Students protest co-location at Coney Island Prep, in 2011. Co-location is a concern across the city.  (BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/file photo via Home Reporter News)

Co-Location Woes in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Education, Elections 2013, Politics September 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm

One community in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is left reeling after the decision for a co-location charter school took place without parents and teachers being adequately notified, reports Home Reporter News.

Paul McIntosh's role as school librarian goes beyond books. (Photo by Madeleine Cummings via City Limits)

School Librarians on Chopping Block?

Education September 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Citing “fiscal challenges and technological changes,” the Department of Education is pushing for alternatives to certified school librarians, such as using teachers or volunteers, or putting libraries in classrooms, reports City Limits.

Last year, only 32.6 percent of city kids who participated in free or reduced-price lunch plans during the academic school year regularly ate free meals from the Summer Food Service Program. (Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Creative Commons license)

Turnout Low for Kids’ Summer Food Program

Education, Food August 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Of the kids who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, only a fraction regularly eat meals provided by the Summer Food Service Program. Brooklyn Bureau looks at factors contributing to this discrepancy, as advocates and the DOE work on outreach and facilitating access to the meals.

Kyndal Williams (left) is in between her sophomore and junior year at Gotham Professional Arts Academy and has not been successful in finding a summer job. It's hard to keep her granddaughter busy over the summer, says Kyndal's grandmother Lettie Edgerton (right). (Photo via GothamSchools)

Kids Left Out in the Cold for Summer Programs

Education, Social Services July 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

The disparity among parents in accessing or even just finding out about summer programs for their kids has left many children spending two months at home. With varying degrees of help from schools or demand exceeding supply for affordable programs, some parents struggle to keep their kids safe and occupied.