Education news. In context.
Are Children Learning
Future of Schools
Future of Teaching
Future of Work
In the Classroom
Movers and Shakers
Sorting the Students
The Other 60 Percent
Who Is in Charge
Find a Job
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
Annie Ma is an intern for Chalkbeat New York. She is a rising senior at Dartmouth College, and previously reported for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
State of the Arts
August 11, 2016
Boot camp for budding ballerinas and bassoonists seeks to diversify city’s arts-based high schools
A Lincoln Center Education partnership with the Department of Education looks to level the playing field in arts-based high school auditions.
August 11, 2016
As mayor doubles down on test-prep critique, charter school parents say he’s ‘insulting’ their kids
Pro-charter groups say the mayor's recent comments are evidence he’s biased against their schools.
Room for Change
August 9, 2016
Watch out, Pinterest: a new site is trying to offer classroom inspiration as school comes back in session
Wondering what to do with a new classroom space? A new site is helping teachers crowdsource design ideas as the school year gets started.
August 9, 2016
New study: Teachers’ wages lag further behind their peers than ever before
The wage gap between teachers and other professionals with similar education and experience reached an all-time high of 17 percent in 2015.
August 3, 2016
What do yellow squares and ‘Little Bunny Foo Foo’ have to do with computer science? A city workshop explains
A new city program aims to bring computer science concepts to students starting as early as elementary school.
August 2, 2016
Eight top 10s from New York City’s 2016 test scores
Chalkbeat takes a closer look at which schools are at the top or bottom of city rankings when it comes to proficiency in English and math.
July 27, 2016
Stuyvesant’s new principal is ‘deeply invested’ in diversity. But can he make a difference?
Stuyvesant's first Hispanic principal takes over as the specialized high schools are under increased pressure to diversify.
July 25, 2016
Run-down buildings, struggling schools: how crumbling facilities affect student performance
A new study finds that poor school building conditions can start a chain reaction that leads to low student performance.
July 19, 2016
New York City students who read on iPads last summer got better at reading
Hundreds of New York City middle schoolers who read books online last summer became stronger readers — even if they might not have said so themselves.
July 11, 2016
How should New York City teachers guide conversations about race and police violence?
“I think educators should be sensitive to not telling students how to feel or how to react to these types of situations,” said assistant principal Malik Lewis.
July 8, 2016
Last-minute funding saves summer program for middle-schoolers, but leaves providers scrambling
Providers are working to put together a month's worth of summer programming on short notice for middle schoolers across the city.
July 6, 2016
New report: City classrooms are increasingly overcrowded, especially for the youngest students
Over 800,000 students are enrolled in schools where the average class size exceeds limits set by the city itself in 2007.
June 28, 2016
Two co-directors, no principal: A day in the life of shared leadership
Take a look at the day in the life of two co-directors at a school that embraces shared leadership and collaboration.
Class of 2016
June 23, 2016
From ABCs to MIT: Brooklyn Tech’s valedictorian helps inspire students at her former middle school
An M.S. 88 graduate comes full circle and tells the class of 2016 how her time there shaped her growth in high school and beyond.
Beyond the classroom
June 22, 2016
City works with schools on ‘day of action’ to combat homelessness
The city is working with schools to conduct outreach combating homelessness over the summer months.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line