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Christina Veiga is a reporter for Chalkbeat New York covering early childhood education, school diversity and the Department of Education. She previously covered K-12 education for the Miami Herald.
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April 15, 2019
Two NYC districts embarked on middle school integration plans. Early results show they may be making a difference.
Preliminary results show potential for dramatic changes both at popular schools and those that have flown under the radar of more affluent, white families.
April 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: Cuomo calls on New York lawmakers to raise the charter cap
SAFETY FIRST New York City has spent more than $20 million over three years on security guards for private schools, including elite schools like Dalton.
April 11, 2019
Opposition abounds against specialized high school admissions changes at Senate forum in Queens
When lawmakers announced a series of community forums about specialized high school admissions, state Sen. John Liu said the goal was to…
April 9, 2019
Rise & Shine: Suspensions are down, and so is the length of time students are removed from school
ABOUT TIME New York City has quietly cut down on the length of time that students are suspended. Chalkbeat TREND LINE The number of…
April 8, 2019
Here’s your first chance to tell New York senators how you feel about the city’s segregated specialized high schools
In what is sure to be a heated debate, parents, students, educators, and activists can weigh in on the specialized high schools at the first of a series of public forums.
April 5, 2019
As New York City pre-K teachers weigh a strike, new estimate puts cost of pay boost at $438 million
With a potential strike looming, the first estimate for what it would cost to boost salaries for pre-K teachers who work in community…
April 4, 2019
State Sen. John Liu calls New York City’s specialized high school overhaul ‘racist’
State Sen. John Liu called the mayor’s plan for diversifying the specialized high schools “racist” in a video…
April 3, 2019
Rise & Shine: Poll shows broad support for overhauling specialized high school admissions
SURVEY SAYS A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that most voters support scrapping the SHSAT as the sole entrance criterion for specialized high schools, with…
April 2, 2019
Majority of New York City voters say scrap the SHSAT, boost diversity at specialized high schools, new poll finds
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to integrate specialized high schools has been booed in public, challenged…
year in review
March 29, 2019
In his first year as New York City schools chancellor, Carranza has tackled historic inequities — but change is slow to reach the classroom
After his first year as New York City schools chancellor, many are waiting for Richard Carranza to clearly lay out his vision for classrooms and movement on integration.
March 29, 2019
Civil rights organizations look to join the legal battle to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and other civil rights organizations want to join a lawsuit to defend recent admissions changes aimed at integrating New York City's specialized high schools.
March 28, 2019
Rise & Shine: Speaker Corey Johnson says nix the SHSAT, open more ‘elite’ schools
TESTING TESTING In an op-ed, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says the SHSAT should be abolished and the city should open more “elite” high schools.
March 28, 2019
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposes eliminating SHSAT process, and adding new ‘elite’ schools
The speaker also wants to create of a new set of “elite” schools with their own competitive admissions criteria, as well as institute a slew of other measures that have been floated by observers on all sides of the integration debate.
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
March 22, 2019
Rise & Shine: Stat senators take the specialized high schools debate on the road
TALKING SHSAT State senators will host public forums across the city to collect ideas and hear concerns about plans to integrate the city’s prestigious specialized high…
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