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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…
2 days ago
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.
June 20, 2019
‘It’s about time’: New York City students respond to new rules for school safety officers and curbs on harsh discipline
NYC students welcome new agreement between the city education and police departments, rolling back zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools.
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June 13, 2019
SHSAT debate heats up with close-door meeting at Gracie Mansion — and an endorsement in Albany
The mayor and chancellor held a private meeting about SHSAT with several Asian community leaders just days before a final budget is expected. Protesters say it was a bad
June 11, 2019
‘Neither equitable nor excellent’: Advocates rally to demand de Blasio prioritize overcrowding
As lawmakers negotiate the budget for the upcoming year, these advocates gathered to call on the mayor to allocate more funding to reduce class size.
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