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

Some students questioned the wisdom of testing the city’s remote learning platform during a scheduled day off.

The funding will help keep school budgets afloat, restore hours that had been cut from the city’s popular summer school initiative, and stabilize a slew of other programs.

Families at The Brooklyn School of Inquiry have won a lengthy fight to avoid using Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s reading program. Will other schools follow?

After a December exercise failed to prevent a remote day debacle in February, the city’s Education Department hopes the drill will demonstrate the systems’ ability to handle the load.

Students at a Washington Heights elementary school were frustrated with Eric Adams’ school food cuts. But their advocacy had a bigger impact than bringing back their favorite chicken dish.

If restorative justice funding is cut, advocates worry schools will increasingly resort to suspensions instead of alternatives like peer mediation.

Spinning up a virtual learning program would be optional, and the plan does not force principals to choose any specific method for achieving the new caps.

The protest was a sharp contrast to the congressional hearing earlier in the day that focused almost exclusively on the experiences of Jewish students and educators.

Chancellor David Banks is set to testify at a congressional hearing on antisemitism in K-12 schools, facing the committee that recently grilled the presidents of elite colleges.