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Christina Veiga

Reporter, Chalkbeat New York

Christina Veiga is a reporter for Chalkbeat New York covering early childhood education, school diversity and the Department of Education. She previously covered K-12 education for the Miami Herald.

The investment will be spread over four years and could help to stabilize an industry shaken by COVID.
Admission to gifted kindergarten programs will continue to be based on teacher recommendations, in lieu of admission based solely on a test administered to preschoolers.
Even if kids aren’t outwardly saying that they’re frightened, they may exhibit behaviors indicating that they are feeling scared.
The information of 820,000 current and former students was accessed by a “malicious actor.” We asked experts for tips on what parents should do next.
The appointments immediately drew ire over anti-gay remarks made by one member and issues of transparency.
Pop-up vaccination clinics begin this week at NYC schools where student vaccination rates lag.
David Banks noted that the process at some of the city’s coveted “screened” schools is a lottery this year, which has resulted in backlash from parents of students with high grades.
In a speech at the education department headquarters, Banks promised a new approach to reading instruction and to shake up the bureaucracy.
For students with disabilities, it’s hard to find programs that meet their needs.
The education department on Friday released school-level vaccination rates that show wide disparities across the boroughs.
Moves to streamline NYC’s high school admissions have fallen short, parents and advocates say.
Some states have tried to ban the work of journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. P.S. 125 in Harlem incorporated the children’s book she co-wrote into the classroom.