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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.
Life after high school
June 16, 2016
City announces $3.5 million for high schools to help boost college enrollment
New York City is continuing its push for increased college enrollment with an initiative that includes around $3.5 million in direct funding for 100 high schools to implement college planning programs.
June 15, 2016
New report: Top-scoring black and Hispanic middle schoolers not making it into specialized high schools
Only 16 percent of black and Hispanic students who score highly on state tests make it to the city's specialized high schools.
moving the bar
June 14, 2016
Principals wonder how last-minute graduation rule changes will affect their students
“I'm sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what [the requirements] will look like,” said Abraham Lincoln High School Principal Ari Hoogenboom. “I have no sense at all.”
The Old College Try
June 13, 2016
City program to offer middle schoolers an early push to college will reach 167 schools next year
The program’s larger goal is to give all of the city's students an opportunity to visit a college campus during middle school.
June 9, 2016
Getting black and Hispanic students into specialized schools remains a challenge, even for programs designed to help
A program to promote diversity at the city's specialized schools is actually is helping more white and Asian students get into those schools.
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