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Greek-Americans in NYC: Settlement, the Church, and Schooling

By Fevronia K. Soumakis


 By: Fevronia K. Soumakis

Ellino-Amerikanopoulo (Feb.1962). Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, NY, NY.Ellino-Amerikanopoulo (Feb.1962). Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, NY, NY.

Pictured above is the vibrant front cover of the Greek-American Magazine for Children [Ellino-Amerikanopoulo], a monthly bilingual children’s magazine created for Greek-American students that circulated across the United States and Canada during the early 1960s.

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Korean Cram Schools: Flushing, Queens, New York

By Jean Park


 Photo by: Don Jacobsen, Newsday, August 28, 1983; Queens Library, NYC

by Jean Park

Published in 1983 by Newsday in a feature story titled, “The Koreans: Making a New Life in New York,” the photograph shows Korean children and their English teacher at a “hakwon” or Korean “cram school” in Flushing, Queens, New York...

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On Arrival: Puerto Ricans in Post World War II New York

By John Shekitka

Photo by: Dick DeMarsica, Harlem/World Telegram & Sun, April 29, 1947, Courtesy of Library of Congress

From the collections of the Library of Congress, the photograph shows a group of Puerto Ricans in 1947 at Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Granted United States citizenship ......

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Does Going to School 'Interrupt' a Child's Education?

In a 1976 television interview, Lawrence A. Cremin, renowned scholar of the history of American education, Frederick A. P. Barnard Professor of Education at Teachers College, and President of TC from 1974-1984, discusses how education is far more than a school-centered activity.

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