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Ahead of public charge rule, City Council tasks schools with providing resources to immigrant families
A bill passed in the City Council would require the public schools to give students “educational materials” about the new federal public charge rule.
September 12, 2019
Rise & Shine: What should NYC preschool teachers do if immigration authorities come knocking?
CALMING FEARS City preschools are training teachers on what to do if immigration authorities come knocking. Chalkbeat BUS WOES Despite a new GPS tracking system,…
September 9, 2019
New York State sets timeline for reconsidering diploma requirements — and the future of the Regents test
Officials laid out Monday a two-year timeline, ending in the fall of 2021, to make recommendations on what should change — most notably scrutinizing Regents exams.
September 5, 2019
Mayor de Blasio: Testing 4-year-olds for gifted programs is a ‘real concern’
Mayor Bill de Blasio said using a single test to determine if 4-year-olds qualify for city gifted and talented programs is “a real concern"
Back to school
Updated September 5, 2019
It’s the first day of school. Here’s what’s happening around New York City.
More than a million children in New York City resurrected their school-day routines Thursday as the nation's largest school system returned from summer vacation.
September 4, 2019
Rise & Shine: Why some NYC parents created a school for dyslexic students
READING CRISIS A pioneering Staten Island school, experts say, underscores systemic failures within the city education system for students with dyslexia. Chalkbeat + The…
Get the lead out
September 3, 2019
All 1,860 NYC classrooms posing lead risk get the all-clear, as new school year begins
Ahead of the first day of school, the city has fixed up about 1,800 classrooms that posed a risk for lead exposure to young children.
September 3, 2019
As city studies gifted and talented programs, Carranza says not to expect changes this school year
He signaled that the city education department would take a close look at what’s being taught in gifted classes and at the best ways to identify gifted child.
August 30, 2019
Rise & Shine: Revealing 900 more classrooms had lead, the city will now test common areas
LEAD PAINT Revealing that 900 more classrooms needed lead remediation, the city will now test common areas in school. Chalkbeat, Gothamist, New York…
August 29, 2019
Revealing 900 more NYC classrooms had lead, city will now test common areas, too
The announcement came as officials revealed that about 900 more classrooms were found to need remediation for peeling or deteriorated lead paint this summer.
diversity by design
August 27, 2019
Eliminate gifted, scrap middle school screening — but only study high school admissions? A gap in diversity recommendations draws attention
The recommendations stop short of calling for the city to immediately do away with selective high schools.
August 26, 2019
Queens executive superintendent tapped to oversee NYC teaching and learning
Pendergast will replace Phil Weinberg, who held that position under two chancellors and who announced in June that he would be stepping down.
August 26, 2019
Rise & Shine: District at the center of middle school integration battle gets new leadership
MOVING ON Ilene Altschul, the leader of a Harlem and Upper West Side district at the center of a middle school integration battle, is leaving…
August 22, 2019
NYC test scores inch upward as state releases assessment results
Slightly more New York City students in grades 3 to 8 passed their state exams this year than last.
August 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: These free New York summer programs for English learners are in demand
SUMMER SLIDE Even as the city has added new seats for its multilingual summer programs, the demand continues to grow. Chalkbeat FOSTER CARE Advocates…
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