Skip to main content

schools

Schools Must Improve Translation Services, Says Immigrant Group

Half of New York City public school students speak a language other than English at home, but one group says translation services are lacking.

The New York Immigration Coalition has a basic goal for the city’s schools.

“We don’t want parents to be excluded from finding out how their children are doing and supporting their kids because they don’t speak English,” said Kim Sykes, the Coalition’s Senior Manager for Education Advocacy.

NYC Urged to Boost School Breakfast Participation

Only 1/3rd of qualifying students eat breakfast at school
Anti-hunger advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday to make good on a campaign promise and serve breakfast as part of the regular school day at New York City public schools.

No More Letter Grades For Evaluating NYC Schools

A through F system has been in place since 2006.
New York City's schools chancellor announced a new system for evaluating schools Wednesday that will replace A-through-F letter grades based largely on test scores with a more complex system that includes a variety of measures.

Pages