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August 15, 2019
Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsels students with ‘grief-sensitive’ approach
Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in Brownsville, has been acknowledged for its commitment to counseling students, who are no strangers to deaths of loved ones.
August 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC lawmakers call on education department to expand upon inspections for peeling lead paint
PEELING PAINT PROTOCOL City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and education committee chairman, Mark Treyger, sent a letter to Chancellor Carranza calling on the…
August 9, 2019
Rise & Shine: Chancellor Richard Carranza speaks up on peeling lead paint
SURVEY SAYS The yearly education department survey found that city teachers, students, and parents have confidence in the city’s schools even as nearly…
August 6, 2019
Here’s what NYC parents can do if they’re concerned about lead exposure in classrooms
Two pediatricians who have worked with children exposed to lead spoke with Chalkbeat about the dangers of lead and offered tips on what parents can do.
August 5, 2019
Council speaker offers broad proposals to combat hunger among NYC children — and their parents
A new report from the speaker’s office outlines policy proposals to combat food insecurity in the city by expanding nutrition programs in schools and other agencies.
July 26, 2019
NYC families rely on libraries to combat summer learning loss after months of city budget uncertainty
Libraries become especially crucial in the summertime for families who want to keep their children engaged, but lack the resources for traditional camps.
July 18, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC summer meals program still needs improvement
COURT SETTLEMENT The city will pay $300,000 to a Brooklyn teen who alleges school staffers told her to “move on” after a classmate…
July 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC arts programs get a $100,000 donation for supplies
COMMISSIONER RESIGNS MaryEllen Elia, New York state education commissioner, is the third top state education official to leave for another professional opportunity.
July 16, 2019
Rise & Shine: Verdict reached in Bronx school stabbing case
COMMISSIONER RESIGNS MaryEllen Elia, New York state education commissioner, announced she will resign next month to pursue another professional opportunity.
July 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: Special education families and educators march through Midtown
DISABILITY RIGHTS Many public school parents and teachers marched through the city this weekend for the fifth annual Disability Pride Parade, which brought thousands of people…
July 3, 2019
NYC children out of school for summer struggle to access free meals — as food, federal dollars go to waste
The city’s free summer meals program is designed to combat child hunger when school is out of session, but limited outreach is causing meals to go unclaimed.
June 26, 2019
School year ends in NYC with demands for integration, calls for Carranza’s ouster, and lingering questions over pay parity for pre-K teachers
Debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remain unresolved.
June 26, 2019
New York City students, parents, and educators: Tell us what you learned this school year
New York City’s schools have had an eventful year. As we reflect on this school year and start to prepare for the next, Chalkbeat would love to hear from our readers.
June 25, 2019
‘We’re going to move the agenda’: Chancellor Carranza speaks at graduation for top screened middle school
Chancellor Carranza praises Mott Hall's majority-Hispanic graduating class and says he is dedicated to serving students, even if it means some adults are “uncomfortable.”
June 24, 2019
LaGuardia High School principal is out amid backlash over academic push
Lisa Mars, who oversaw LaGuardia for six years, will be taking a new position under Chief Academic Officer Linda Chen.
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