Julian Shen-Berro

Julian Shen-Berro

Reporter, Chalkbeat New York

Julian Shen-Berro is a reporter for Chalkbeat New York. 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 proposed actions follow a set of recommendations by the Blue Ribbon Commission and include ending a requirement that students pass state Regents exams to earn a diploma.

For families across New York City, tens of millions of dollars in unused food benefits from the final installment of a pandemic-era program have already begun to expire.

One parent, worried about potential safety issues, also said her kids missed more than 30 days of gym because of early voting.

The theater production will run for one day only through a partnership between the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Hochul said smartphones should not be available to students during the school day, to help shield them from the potential harms of social media.

The $2.5 million school tours program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage will allow students to learn more about the history of the Holocaust.

Some city and state lawmakers say laundry services are critical for schools, but installing them can come with challenges.

Mayor Eric Adams has insisted all families who want spots in the city’s preschool programs would receive them, despite budget cuts to early childhood education.

Council members questioned officials as the looming expiration of federal COVID relief money threatens to shave $808 million from the Education Department’s budget.

Under state law, schools must conduct at least four lockdown drills each year. Lawmakers and advocates say that’s “excessive and ineffective.”