Posts Tagged ‘Higher Education’

Dual-Language Programs Are on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers | NY Times

Dual-Language Programs Are on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers | NY Times

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS On one of the first days of class at Dos Puentes Elementary School in Upper Manhattan last month, a new student named Michelle peered up through pale blue glasses and took a deep breath. “Can I drink water?” Michelle, 6, said. “Diga en Español,” her first-grade teacher, Rebeca Madrigal, answered. Michelle […]


Columbia University’s football players clean Uptown parks, read to youngsters | NY Daily News

Columbia University’s football players clean Uptown parks, read to youngsters | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS These Lions are learning how to be team players off the gridiron, too. And in this game, everybody wins. Columbia University’s freshmen football players have ventured beyond the school’s gates this summer, cleaning uptown parks and gardens and reading to youngsters in Inwood as part of the […]


From The Heights to Harvard | Manhattan Times

From The Heights to Harvard | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen When classes start at Harvard University this fall, among the new men on campus will be one of Washington Heights’ own. Christian McArthur, an area resident and high school senior who graduates in late June, was recently admitted to the prestigious university in Cambridge, MA. An academic standout, McArthur also gained […]


Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

Parents at PS 48 in Washington Heights are demanding that rat-infested trailers used for kindergarten classrooms be removed | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Parents of students squeezed into three rat-infested “temporary” trailers for more than 10 years called for the Department of Education to remove the eyesores Tuesday. As many as 50 kindergartners at a time have been crammed into the Temporary Classroom Units since 2003 while officials at Public […]


Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Postmarked for success | Manhattan Times News

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The WHEELS were turning – and they would not be deterred. This past Fri., Dec. 13th, the students of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) marched out on the street, yelling and screaming. But there was no protest to be heard. Instead, the noise was an expression […]


Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School now has room for students to excel | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS College planning has always been the main focus at this Washington Heights high school, but for years the students had no place to do it. In the past, students at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School were forced to meet their college counselors in the corridors. Other […]


Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child’s Education

Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child's Education

If you are a parent with a child in a district 6 elementary or middle school, you are likely already aware of the recent conversation around eliminating zones for schools so that children are no longer guaranteed slots in their local school. Needless to say, this proposal created an uproar from parents, some for and […]


Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Many of you may have seen a similar post on my Facebook page last Friday, this is an updated and revised post with several additions, please enjoy and engage in conversation… Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the College of Staten Island to students and faculty that take part in the Black Male […]


CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

This past Saturday, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assembly Woman Elect Gabriela Rosa and CUNY celebrated the opening of the brand new, state of the art building, set to house the CUNY in the Heights program. This program is a resource for students looking to continue their education, acquire professional […]


Ydanis Speaks: The Importance of Diversity in Higher Education Leadership

Ydanis Speaks: The Importance of Diversity in Higher Education Leadership

Hola mi gente! I hope you all enjoyed the first post of my new blog, Ydanis Speaks, and got to know a little bit about me. If you would like to get in contact with me feel free to friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter or contact my office. I am always open […]

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