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June 11, 2019
As battle for higher pre-K wages continues, NYC pushes back deadline for contracts
Organizations that want to bid on New York City contracts to provide pre-K services now have until next month to submit their proposals.
June 7, 2019
Families receive offers to gifted & talented programs — but program designed to boost student diversity misses goals
Numbers released Friday show that out of seven programs, just three met goals of enrolling kindergarten or first-grade students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Paying for pre-K
June 7, 2019
City Council leaders are demanding higher pre-K wages — and it could lead to a budget showdown
It’s a shot in the arm for pay parity among the organizations who provide early childhood education to 60% of pre-schoolers in the program.
June 7, 2019
Rise & Shine: A new lawsuit blasts NYC translation services for special education families
LOST IN TRANSLATION Four families claim they were routinely barred from translation services when dealing with the education department for various issues, including communication about…
June 4, 2019
Where do NYC’s top-scoring middle schoolers go to high school? Hint — it’s not just the specialized high schools.
Beyond the three big specialized high schools, the schools where high-performing students enroll vary.
June 3, 2019
‘Wimpy’ or ‘well thought out’: NYC educators describe the implicit bias training they have received
The teachers’ wildly different reactions to the same exercise illustrate just how complicated the department’s sped-up rollout of mandated anti-bias trainings can be.
June 3, 2019
Rise & Shine: One year since the mayor’s SHSAT proposal, what’s changed?
RUNNING BEHIND The education department’s controversial implicit bias trainings are lagging behind the planned rollout, but some advocates don’t think that’s a bad thing. Chalkbeat…
May 31, 2019
NYC’s anti-bias training for educators is contentious — and behind schedule. Some advocates say that’s not a bad thing.
The education department’s implicit-bias trainings have been the subject of intense controversy.
May 28, 2019
Rise & Shine: The story of a Bronx teacher who switched careers to teach students with severe disabilities
HOW I TEACH A Bronx teacher talks about what led her to a career teaching students with severe disabilities — after a dozen years as…
May 22, 2019
The iconic NYC high school directory is going largely virtual. Will that improve the daunting process or disadvantage some families?
The thinner guides distributed to rising eighth graders will now feature only general information and point students to an online portal for more detailed data.
May 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities
BUDGET BLUES Calling the mayor’s budget proposal “deeply disappointing” for education, City Council members drilled down on everything from mental health resources to equal pay…
behind the budget
May 20, 2019
‘Unacceptable’: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities in hearing
“This is a deeply disappointing and unacceptable budget for the council,” said Councilman Mark Treyger, who chairs the council’s education committee.
May 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your school?
OPT OUT Students boycotted state tests last school year at a slightly higher rate than the year before. See the opt-out rate at your school…
a tested family
May 13, 2019
Exposed to lead as a baby, Bishop now struggles in school. Could an evaluation used in Flint help NYC students like him?
Bishop’s struggle, according to Jeffries and specialists who have examined him, is likely the result of permanent brain damage caused by his early exposure to lead.
May 10, 2019
Carranza in the hot seat during Assembly’s specialized high school hearing
The questions and criticism came during the state’s first formal public hearing in New York City over how students are admitted to the eight elite high schools.
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