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Julian Shen-Berro

Reporter, Chalkbeat National

Julian Shen-Berro is a National Reporter for Chalkbeat based in New York City. He previously covered city politics at Politico and breaking news at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Columbia University.

The organization is set to eliminate roughly 400 positions, even as applications were up.
Some believe the lawsuit could prompt radical changes to the industry, while others expect it to quickly fizzle.
Schools in districts that endured book challenges in the 2021-22 year were less likely to have a title from a list of recently published LGBTQ books, according to the study.
The ratio of students to counselors has reached its lowest point in 36 years, spurred both by new counselors and a nationwide decline in enrollment.
Some districts have also moved to ban the artificial intelligence-powered program, while others are still evaluating its merits and risks.
The new bipartisan legislation includes tens of billions of dollars committed to schools, student support programs, and college funding.
Spending accelerated this fall as planned projects started in U.S. school districts.
The share of U.S. schools with more than half of students eating free and reduced-price lunch has dropped from 84% to 69% this year, according to a recent survey.
Students are continuing to regain academic ground lost during the pandemic.
Charter school enrollment spiked early in the pandemic, then flattened in the 2021-22 school year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
The latest findings solidify a developing picture of schools struggling to support students who have fallen off track.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has doled out more than $150 million to school districts in recent weeks.