Alex Zimmerman

Alex Zimmerman

Reporter, Chalkbeat New York

Alex Zimmerman joined the Chalkbeat team in 2016. Before that, he was a staff writer at the Pittsburgh City Paper and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Village Voice, Vice and Atlas Obscura. Alex can be reached at azimmerman@chalkbeat.org

Nearly 70% of funding for Learning to Work, a program that offers counselors and paid internships, is set to expire in June.

Calling social media a ‘24/7 digital dystopia,’ Adams joins hundreds of districts and cities across the country seeking compensation and changes.

Parents and educators were frustrated by the morning’s tech problems, preventing teachers from conducting remote instruction, as promised.

Mayor Eric Adams announced through social media that New York City schools would go remote on Tuesday. Up to eight inches of snow was expected, he said.

As one Manhattan elementary school moves away from Lucy Calkins’ popular reading curriculum, they’re leaning on a private school neighbor for phonics training.

Officials acknowledged their efforts represent a drop in the bucket, but pledged a bigger effort to educate kids with disabilities closer to home.

Caregivers reported that their schools brushed off concerns about their child’s reading challenges and they were unsure how to get the help they needed.

The mayor said social media companies needed to take responsibility for possible harms, but offered few details or new policies.

“We must educate our students, and sometimes our staff, to raise their consciousness and to overcome bias,” Chancellor David Banks said.