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Philissa Cramer is managing editor of Chalkbeat. She previously co-founded GothamSchools, now Chalkbeat New York, and was its bureau chief until 2014.
3 days ago
After educators weigh in, Newark schools set to get new textbooks that prioritize diversity
Newark Public Schools educators helped review new English and math textbooks, which will soon be rolled out in schools pending the board's approval.
We want to know!
May 23, 2019
Chicago educators: Tell Chalkbeat about curriculum at your school
Who's deciding what curriculum teachers follow? What training are the teachers getting? Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us.
May 17, 2019
Chicago teachers to get new resources as district announces $135 million, two-year curriculum overhaul
Chicago will bring local teachers and national education companies together to create instructional materials for all subjects and all grades.
How I Teach
May 17, 2019
Meet the Brooklyn science teacher who got Elizabeth Warren to narrow her education secretary options
Liat Olenick teaches at Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School.
May 16, 2019
It’s time to start ‘hard work of rethinking’ Regents exams, New York’s top education policymaker says
Regents exams remain a requirement for New York high schoolers to graduate, but the state’s top education policy maker has opened the door for a future where that is not
May 15, 2019
As high school exit exams fall out of favor in Washington and New Jersey, New York is increasingly an outlier
New York is one of 11 states still requiring tests to graduate from high school.
Updated May 9, 2019
‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another school shooting
Our survey of Colorado parents and educators found frustration, fear, and resignation over the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
May 8, 2019
Wearily, Denver-area education officials reassure families in wake of latest school shooting
In what has become a grim ritual, districts across the Denver area moved Wednesday to reassure families that their children are safe in the wake…
April 23, 2019
Seven impressive journalists, 10 weeks, unlimited impact: Meet Chalkbeat’s 2019 summer interns
This year's intern class is larger than ever and for the first time includes multiple people who read Chalkbeat when they were in high school.
Updated April 17, 2019
‘I told them I thought there was a coyote’: Denver teachers and parents grapple with how to tell children about threat-induced school closure
Some parents said they were telling their children the truth. Others said they would lie. All said they were distressed.
the more things change
April 16, 2019
As New York City makes limited changes to gifted programs, the regular admissions process yields predictable results
The stark segregation of the city’s gifted classes is on track to persist another year, according to new numbers from the city education department released Tuesday.
Pomp and Circumstance
March 4, 2019
Harvard president to help Success Academy send off its second crop of graduates
Lawrence Bacow will be the keynote speaker at Success’s second graduation in June, the 47-school network announced Monday.
to the races
March 1, 2019
Michael Bloomberg may run for president. What you should know about the billionaire’s education record in New York City
Weeks before he left office in 2013, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood before reporters and touted a record-high city graduation rate of 66…
February 25, 2019
Fear and loathing: New Yorkers bid farewell to the special ed data system educators love to hate
SESIS won’t disappear from local schools for at least a year, but New Yorkers are already bidding the special education data system farewell. The state’s…
on the air
February 22, 2019
De Blasio: No decision yet on ‘Chief Integration Officer’ or other diversity recommendations
Among the concrete suggestions that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s diversity task force made when it delivered its report earlier this month was one for a…
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