Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

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.

Gulshan Chowdhury, Bangladeshi parent with Sapna NYC, says she did not know her son’s school offered translation and language services. (Photo by Aaron Montes for Voices of NY)

Parents Still Suffer Limited Access to Language Services

Access to translation and interpretation services continues to be a problem for non-English speaking parents in NYC, according to a new report from the New York Immigration Coalition.

According to the city's Department of Health, 17,000 teenagers, 15-19 years old, become pregnant every year. (Photo via Mariela Lombard / El Diario)

Latino Parents Support Classroom Condom Demonstrations

Education, Health, New York, Youth June 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Immigrant parents say they support the education department’s recent decision to allow condom demonstrations in high school classrooms, reports El Diario.

Samsun Nahar, a parent leader with Desis Rising Up and Moving or DRUM, speaks to advocates, other parents and the press about the lack of translation and interpretation services for Bengali at her kids' schools in the Bronx. After speaking to the crowd in Bengali, Roksana Mun, also with DRUM gave Nahar's speech in English.  (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Schools Urged to Offer More Language Services for Parents

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks February 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition’s Education Collaborative is urging schools to offer more language access services to parents.

Karen Sprowal outside her son's middle school following a meeting with staff to discuss his disabilities. Sprowal says services that had been mandated for her son's attention deficit disorder went unmet for three years in elementary school. (Photo by Geoff Decker, via Chalkbeat)

Big Gaps in Services to Special Ed Students

Education, New York October 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The DOE is struggling to plug gaps in the delivery of special services to students with disabilities in several parts of the city, reports Chalkbeat.

Lorraine Doucette crossing the street with her sons Liam (4 years old, walking) and Jason (6 years old, in the chair). (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Parents Battle DOE Over Special Ed

Education, Youth October 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Parents have trouble negotiating the DOE bureaucracy in NYC to ensure that their disabled children get the “free and appropriate” education they deserve, City Limits reports.

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Coalition Asks City to Reform Schools’ Discipline Code

Education, New York September 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

A citywide coalition of students, parents and activists is urging the de Blasio administration to reform the schools’ discipline code to end the “school-to-prison pipeline,” reports Amsterdam News.

The 2013-14 high school directory (above) featured school letter grades, though the 2014-15 directory does not. (Photo via Chalkbeat)

No More Failing Schools?

Education, New York July 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm

In a signal of changes to come, the city’s Department of Education has not assigned letter grades to high schools in the latest 2014-15 directory, Chalkbeat reports.

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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.

Parents in Bayside, Queens at a recent meeting about gifted student programs. (Photo via World Journal)

Queens Parents Protest Gifted Student Program Changes

East Asian, Education December 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Parents of students in gifted elementary school programs in Bayside, Queens, blindsided on learning that their children will not be automatically promoted to gifted junior high programs, were told funding limited the number of seats available, reports World Journal.

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.