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February 25, 2019
New York’s DREAM Act is a reality, but challenges remain for getting undocumented students to apply for financial aid
Advocates and educators are wondering: Will schools be able to guide fearful students through yet another complex process? And how will students like Ejiogu be reassured that sharing information to get tuition help from the state won’t land them in trouble with federal immigration officials?
February 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: New report finds major diversity gaps in NYC reading lists
VOTER’S GUIDE We asked public advocate candidates about their main education priorities so that you could go to the polls prepared. Chalkbeat MISSING A new report…
Asking the candidates
February 20, 2019
2 questions for 17 candidates: The education voter’s guide to New York City’s 2019 public advocate race
We asked each candidate two questions: What do you think is the biggest education issue facing the city, and what out-of-school factors that impact classrooms would you address?
February 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC charter schools pioneer dies at 83
PAY GULF As the new teachers contract takes effect, an existing problem becomes worse: the difference in paychecks between pre-K teachers who work for community-based organizations…
February 11, 2019
With more pathways to a high school diploma, New York education officials wonder about student success after graduation
Now, some Regents are wondering whether the pathways are actually helping students stay successful after they turn their tassels, and if these alternative routes are accessible for all students.
behind the budget
February 10, 2019
Budget dance among items on New York Regents to-do list this week
Budget talks, graduation rates and struggling schools are on the agenda Monday for state education policymakers.
Follow the money
February 8, 2019
Mayor de Blasio proposes $300 million for special education staff, beefing up programs
Most of this money will be used to add more teachers and paraprofessionals to “implement individualized education programs," and a portion of it would go toward programs in bilingual special education and autism spectrum disorder.
February 7, 2019
De Blasio unveils preliminary budget calling for cuts, few new initiatives
De Blasio said more than $632 million of new funding would go toward existing education programs: special education services, funding 3-K programs, and paying for mandatory charter school expenses.
February 6, 2019
In first legislative testimony, Carranza decries Cuomo’s proposed school funding formula
Chancellor Richard Carranza said Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pitch for a new state education funding formula would harm a majority of New York…
February 6, 2019
Rise & Shine: Students to get a civics lesson on spending government money
OPEN LETTER Eva Moskowitz, the controversial founder of Success Academy, wrote a letter calling the city’s funding formula for pre-K programs inequitable. City officials and some…
February 4, 2019
Rise & Shine: Teachers turning to nonprofit for ABCs on reading instruction
THE RACE Less than ten spots remain in New York City for new charter schools, and they will likely be filled before the end of the…
the race is on
February 1, 2019
With New York nearing charter cap, it’s a race to fill the final spots
Nineteen applicants are competing for the remaining spots. But the decision may come down to who authorizes their chosen candidates first.
January 31, 2019
Rise & Shine: How will Gov. Cuomo’s education proposals end up?
FINISH LINE New York City notched another record-high graduation rate, which continues to be affected by changes in state graduation requirements made before 2018. Chalkbeat,…
getting to graduation
New York City graduation rate ticks up to 76 percent in 2018
City graduation rates improved at a higher rate than the state overall, which rose from 80.2 to 80.4 percent.
a plan emerges
January 28, 2019
New York City officials aim to eliminate childhood lead exposure by 2029
De Blasio’s plan does not, though, include any specific education-related steps for children dealing with the lasting effects of lead exposure in school.
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