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

By far, this marks the city’s largest commitment to date to replace the dwindling pandemic aid.

One is participating in an intensive apprenticeship program at Bloomberg and the other dashed off 23 college applications.

Deputy Chancellor Dan Weisberg made the comments after a Brooklyn superintendent suggested his district, which includes affluent neighborhoods, would have flexibility with the curriculum mandate.

The literacy overhaul has enjoyed support from many advocates and experts. But will the momentum last as NYC expands its reading instruction shift?

This episode of P.S. Weekly focuses on New York City’s complex special education system and challenges students face getting accommodations like extra time on exams.

The lawsuit, filed in response to pandemic disruptions to student services, has repeatedly faced legal setbacks. But it might finally move forward following a judge’s decision.

The program’s popularity likely means thousands of families won’t get a seat.

New York has been “a rather hostile political environment” for charter schools, Success CEO Eva Moskowitz said Wednesday.

Carolyne Quintana, a deputy chancellor who oversees the department’s signature literacy initiative, is leaving at the end of the school year.

The reversal comes after city officials have struggled to provide a clear rationale for the menu cuts.