Back in January, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña launched 33 new Pre-K dual language programs — classrooms where the curriculum is taught in two different Languages. The De Blasio administration has pushed hard for these programs in New York City — where around a quarter of 3 to 4 year-olds learn English as a second […]
Silicon Valley may be growing, but its diversity isn’t. A new study from the Government Accountability Office shows only 33 percent of tech employees are people of color. But one Brooklyn high school robotics program has encouraged more students of color to join the world of gears and gadgets. Jennifer Nguyen reports.
Graduate students will also be affected by the tax plan. As part of the overhaul, the House has proposed to tax them in new ways. While the House and Senate work to consolidate their plans, students are worrying and protesting. Students of color are particularly concerned about their futures. Colin Marston (CAH-lin MAR-ston) reports.
If North Dakota has oil, Los Angeles has film. San Francisco has tech. And New York has the news. It’s no surprise that journalism students come to learn their craft in this media hub. But how do the reporters of tomorrow feel about entering a profession openly condemned by the incoming president?
Student safety is measured in numbers of violent incidents. But the problem is what numbers do you use? An advocacy group is taking the Department of Education to court. It says because it claims the city is not doing enough to keep students safe. They city says schools are safer. On some level, the disagreement comes down to which sets of numbers you’re looking at. Gilda Di Carli reports.
Last month the City’s Department of Education found that 40% of the its over 100,000 special needs students are not getting services that are required by state law. And now… a lawsuit filed by Public Advocate Letitia James argues that part of the blame lies with SESIS, the DOE’s 130 million dollar data system. Gilda Di Carli reports.
NYU announced yesterday it’s raising the minimum wage for campus workers to $15 an hour. That brings it in line with Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo’s efforts to raise the minimum wage for state and city workers. Oliver Arnoldi headed downtown to ask NYU students what they think about the raise.
Ex-convicts who get a college degree are less likely to go back to prison. But many former prisoners encounter a big obstacle in the college application process. That’s because some colleges are worried about the effects of having felons on campus. Not all universities ask about a criminal records, but all 64 institutions in the State University of New York system do.
The New York State DREAM Act would allow undocumented teens and adults who were brought to the United States by their parents to apply for financial aid. The bill didn’t make it into the state’s new budget. Supporters of the bill are not giving up. Nardos Mesmer has the story.
For years, schools in New York state have failed to offer students adequate library resources. In 2003, a court of appeals ruled that the state must meet certain requirements to ensure all children have the opportunity for a “sound, basic education.” That means students must have access to up-to-date school libraries, certified librarians, and media specialists. As Theresa Avila reports, New York City is still struggling to comply, but some progress is underway.
Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced that the New York City Public Schools District has agreed to take steps to create more opportunities for girls to participate in sports. The agreement comes after a complaint filed in 2010 that alleged the school district was in violation of Title Nine, the civil rights legislation that aims to create equal opportunity for girls and boys in education. As Theresa Avila reports, a host of issues make that difficult in the city.