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.

“This decision making was clearly rushed,” one lawmaker said. “It's not best practice, but this is where we are.”

Almost 75% of the city’s high schools do not have student publications, according to a 2022 study.

Studies show students who complete federal financial aid applications are far more likely to attend college.

“There’s still time to see if we can get this worked out,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said of her push to include New York City’s mayoral control governance system in the budget.

One state lawmaker said the report would be “invaluable” in deliberations over whether and how to extend mayoral control.

Many schools across the city sent messages to families Friday morning, assuring them that students remained safe.

The schools offer a mix of elementary, middle, and high school programs across three boroughs.

For many, the Wednesday placements marked the end of the city’s middle school admissions process.