Post Tagged with: "Department of Education"

The DOE promises immigrant parents of city schoolchildren "we have your language." (Photo by Mott Haven Herald)

School Translation Services Don’t Bridge Language Gap

Bronx, Education March 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

The New York City Department of Education’s translation and interpretation services for immigrant parents of school children is not working as it should, The Mott Haven Herald reports.

Bienvenido Hernandez, dean at Village Prep HS in Mott Haven, tries to help students make wise decisions about sex.

Teen Pregnancy Rate Remains High in The Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health February 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Even as New York City has begun to mandate a new sex education program for junior high and high schools, the pregnancy rate in the Bronx is alarmingly high, a November report from New York University found. The Mott Haven Herald took a look at what’s being done to address the problem.

Bickering between teachers, city cost NYC schools $60M

Education, In the News, New York January 10, 2012 at 1:04 am

A disagreement between teachers and the city’s Department of Education has cost New York City almost $60M in federal School Improvement Grants. Amsterdam News reports that both sides have been negotiating for five months, and are yet to come up with an agreeable way to evaluate teacher performance.

South Asians urged to report school bullying

South Asians urged to report school bullying

Education, In the News, New York, South Asian November 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Bullying against South Asian students has risen significantly after 9/11, according to a study by the Department of Education.

Parents critical of new school officer

Education, In the News, Latino November 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

The NYC school system has a new person in charge of helping the parents of the 1.1 million children who attend public schools. The problem is that many of them have not heard anything from him since he was appointed in July.

Threatened closing of PS 256 triggers protest

Brooklyn, Education, In the News October 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

About a hundred angry parents, educators and students from PS 256 rallied outside their school this week in fear and resentment that the city’s Department of Education (DOE) is considering closing the school. The DOE recently placed the school, located at 114 Kosciuszko Street, on its 20-low performing elementary andRead More

Alan Gary criticizes how the Department of Education response to the discovery of toxins at P.S. 51 while son Nathanial, 11, left, an alumnus of the school, holds a sign that reads "Toxic, Keep Out"

‘Toxic classroom’ parents say new school unsafe

Bronx, Education October 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Renewing criticism of how the Department of Education handled safety concerns at their former building, parents from P.S. 51 in the Bronx say their new site isn’t up to par, either.

Bronx schools lag in test scores

Bronx schools lag in test scores

Education, New York October 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Elementary and middle school students in the Northwest Bronx scored worse than students throughout New York City and state on last year’s standardized tests in math and English. Roughly 33 percent of students passed the English exam, compared to 44 percent citywide. A local education councilman said that student performance in standardized tests has remained stagnant throughout the years in contrast to the Dept. of Education’s claims that students are doing better across the city on these tests.

Only a third of parents at this C-graded Bronx school turned in the surveys that determine a school's "environment" grade. So how does one compare this school to others where more than 90 percent of families weighed in?

Understanding school progress reports

Education, In the News October 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm

School progress reports are supposed to help parents and the public evaluate public schools. But the Department of Education employs a complicated formula, so the public needs help to understand the recently-released reports.

Samuel J. Gompers HS students on the first day of school.

South Bronx school gets no help from Dept. of Ed

Bronx, Education, In the News October 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Last spring, the Education Department identified Samuel Gompers High School in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx as one of more than two dozen low-performing schools eligible for a special federal improvement grant. The school would have been required to close down and reopen as a charter schoolRead More