Post Tagged with: "English language learners"

Students at Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology teach Chancellor Richard Carranza how to code, ahead of an announcement Thursday on an expansion of CTE programs. (Photo by Reema Amin via Chalkbeat)

Principal to Lead ‘Multilingual Learners’ at DOE

Education, New York December 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has appointed Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, as the deputy chief academic officer of the Division of Multilingual Learners, formerly the Division of English Language Learners, reports Chalkbeat.

Study materials for season two of NYC's "We Speak NYC" English language learning program. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘We Speak NYC’ – Second Season of ELL Program Launches

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

“We Speak NYC,” the second season of an English language learning program, was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

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.

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Spanish Exam Added as Regents Option

Education, New York March 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm

In June, NYC students will be able to take a Spanish exam as part of their Regents requirements. Could it help English language learners? Chalkbeat takes a look.

Parents from M.S. 325 at the PEP meeting on February 28 where the decision on the school closing was made. (Photo by Nancy Rodriguez-Delgado via Bronx Times)

Bronx School Closing – Too Few ESL Teachers?

Bronx, Education March 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The president of the Parent Association at M.S. 325 says the school does not have enough resources to serve its large number of English language learners, report Bronx Times and Amsterdam News.

Students at Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School. (Photo by Jessica Glazer for Voices of NY)

English Learners Underrepresented in CTE Programs

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm

A new study says English language learners have a disproportionately low participation rate in career and technical education programs, and don’t have a good completion rate in those programs, Chalkbeat reports.

Members of the BRICK literacy program, joined by Community Board 14 District Manager Shawn Campbell, City Council member Mathieu Eugene and BRICK director Shahid Khan (back row center). (Photo courtesy of BRICK via Ditmas Park Corner)

English Classes for Pakistani Women Cut Again?

Brooklyn, Education, Women April 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

The community organization BRICK started the Female Literacy Center after English classes attended by a group of mostly Pakistani women were cut. The center now faces a funding gap that could shutter the literacy program, reports Ditmas Park Corner

Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Community and Knowledge (BRICK) has offered space but there is still no funding for a teacher. The women meet there to organize their next steps to obtain funding for the classes. (Photo by Shannon Geis/Ditmas Park Corner)

English Learners Speak Out to Get Classes Back

Brooklyn, Education, Social Services, Women September 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A group of immigrant women in Ditmas Park who had attended local English classes together are now getting an education in advocacy instead, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Flanbwayan founder and director Darnell Benoit and student member Pavarotti Absalon (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Haitian Immigrants

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

For the past decade, the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project in Brooklyn has been helping Haitian youth new to NYC to adjust to new schools and a new life.

Recent immigrant high schoolers often find it hard to be admitted by a college they like due a lack of English proficiency. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese High Schoolers Try to Delay Graduation

East Asian, Education, Immigration, Queens August 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Some Chinese students at John Bowne High School in Flushing want to repeat a grade or even go into a lower grade in order to improve their English and increase their chances of attending a good college, finds World Journal.

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.

More than 300 students of English-language programs protested on Tuesday at the City Hall stairs. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario)

English Students Protest Adult Education Cuts

Education, Government, Immigration, New York June 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Hundreds of students demanded that the mayor and the City Council restore funds for adult language learning programs, El Diario reports.

Milady Baez, new head of the English Language Learners program for the city's schools, answering a question at a Sept. 12 meeting of the Hispanic Federation (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

English-Language Learners Promised More Support

Education, New York, Youth September 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

English-language learners in New York public schools were promised more support from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and her new head of ELL, Milady Baez, reports Chalkbeat.

English language learner students visiting the New York City Rescue Mission (Photo by Innovation_School/Creative Commons license)

Grad Rates Off for English Language Learners

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York June 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Tougher NYS Regents requirements have made it harder for English language learners to graduate from high school, Chalkbeat reports.

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña answering a question, with Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Schools Chancellor Fariña Speaks with Ethnic Media

Education, Featured Posts, Government, New York June 10, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Carmen Fariña discussed universal pre-K, English language learners and school holidays.