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Greek-Americans in NYC: Settlement, the Church, and Schooling
By: Fevronia K. Soumakis
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.
Korean Cram Schools: Flushing, Queens, New York
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...
On Arrival: Puerto Ricans in Post World War II New York
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 ......
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.