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Cassi Feldman is bureau chief of Chalkbeat New York. She has previously worked at CBS News' 60 Minutes, City Limits magazine and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Her writing has also appeared in Newsday and The New York Times.
September 8, 2017
‘I consider myself American.’ A New York City Dreamer reflects on what losing DACA would mean for him
Williams life, like those of many in the program, was thrown into turmoil by Tuesday’s announcement.
September 6, 2017
Rise & Shine: City leaders vow to support immigrant students despite DACA repeal
DEFENDING DACA Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña were among dozens of advocates and officials who gathered Tuesday to blast the DACA…
September 1, 2017
Rise & Shine: City cuts ties with principal boot camp, marking end of an era
END OF AN ERA The city’s decision to stop using a Bloomberg-era training program for principals is part of a broader shift away from fast-tracking…
August 31, 2017
Park Slope principal cleared of communist recruiting, but still faces discipline on other violations
Bloomberg's attorney disputed the substantiated findings as "totally baseless."
August 23, 2017
Rise & Shine: New York City’s English and math state test scores inch up
TEST SCORES The percentage of New York City students passing state tests ticked up this year, with 40.6 percent passing English and 37.8 percent passing math. …
Updated August 22, 2017
New York City’s math and English test scores increased slightly. Here’s the breakdown.
Unlike last year, state officials said this year's scores show real growth in student learning.
August 21, 2017
Rise & Shine: New info on Absent Teacher Reserve fuels criticism of city’s placement plan
INSIDE THE ATR The city released long-awaited stats about members of the Absent Teacher Reserve, along with a plan to subsidize their hiring. Chalkbeat,…
August 16, 2017
Rise & Shine: Bank Street gives Brooklyn child care providers a boost
BUILDING BLOCKS A new program run by Bank Street College of Education is meeting community-based child care providers where they are — and helping them improve.
July 31, 2017
Rise & Shine: New study finds that NYC charter schools boost their district school neighbors
GETTING CLOSE A new study finds that being near a charter school — or even sharing space with one — can help New York City…
head to head
July 26, 2017
Protesters face off with member of New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve outside the mayor’s gym
The Absent Teacher Reserve, a pool of teachers without permanent positions, is once again at the center of debate.
July 26, 2017
Rise & Shine: New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve costs far more than previously estimated
BY THE NUMBERS A new figure from the Independent Budget Office shows the Absent Teacher Reserve cost the city $151.6 million in 2016-17. Chalkbeat…
race in the classroom
July 22, 2017
‘Do you see me?’ Success Academy theater teacher gives fourth-graders a voice on police violence
Sentell Harper created a spoken-word production for his students to perform about what it means to be black and male in America.
July 21, 2017
Rise & Shine: New York City principals balk at plan to place teachers in their schools
PRINCIPAL PUSHBACK Some principals are vowing to circumvent the city’s plan to place teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve in their schools. Chalkbeat TOP…
July 10, 2017
Rise & Shine: Details emerge on charter network being launched by former Success lawyer
INTEGRATION PLANS A new charter network being planned by Emily Kim, Success Academy’s former top lawyer, will put diversity front and center. Chalkbeat CHARTER…
June 29, 2017
Albany deal appears close after Assembly passes two-year extension of mayoral control
The bill also includes a number of other provisions, including the reauthorization of local taxes and the renaming of the Tappan Zee Bridge for the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
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