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Reema Amin

Reporter, Chalkbeat New York

Reema Amin covers New York City public schools. Before Chalkbeat, she covered city and state government for the Daily Press in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region and was a breaking news reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. Reema received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in public affairs journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

No more on-site testing. At-home kits will continue to be sent home. Masking will mostly be optional. Students can return, masked, on Day 6 after testing positive.
The one-time payments come as inflation has tightened household budgets across the country.
Student enrollment has big implications for public schools, and declines can lead to less funding and school closures or mergers.
Ruling that New York City’s education budget process violated the law, a Manhattan judge ordered the city to redo this year’s education department budget. For now, school budgets revert to last year’s levels.
A judge said the city did not follow proper rules when it approved the budget, paving the way for restoring hundreds of millions in cuts to schools.
Stimulus dollars were previously not allowed to cover teacher salaries, but officials changed their tune amid a fight over budget cuts.
That deal would still fall short of the overall cut to school budgets, according to one analysis.
Two parents and two teachers seek to invalidate the city budget, claiming that city officials failed to follow proper protocols before voting.
The eight-member expansion of the city’s education panel, which was passed under the original bill, will be delayed by five months.
If mayoral control sunsets on Thursday, the city would have to reinstate the former system of 32 community boards.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
New York City’s Class of 2022 returned to school full time after two disrupted years. Four graduating high school seniors told us about how they made it through.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
Starting June 13, children under 5 will no longer be required to wear masks.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
The first-term mayor will be back in Albany sooner than he had hoped to renew mayoral control and will now also be tasked with shrinking class sizes.
Many organizations will face tough decisions about laying off staff and cutting back services that have been a cornerstone of the city’s much-lauded Community Schools program.
NYC education officials plan to expand transfer high schools to serve those students, using a Bronx school as one model.
A four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools seems out of the picture for Mayor Eric Adams as he makes his pitch to Albany lawmakers.
The first-of-its-kind curriculum was meant to teach student students about urban planning and how to advocate for their neighborhoods.
The vote is unlikely to have an immediate impact on school budgets, but delays in approving a formula could hamper principals’ ability to plan and hire staff.
City officials warned that the PEP’s failure to approve the funding formula could delay funding to schools.
The Muslim holy month is 10 days earlier next year and could overlap again with state tests, families worry.
The COVID tests should be taken weekly, at least five days apart, according to an education department letter sent to families on Wednesday.
Questions remain about how the city will spend the remainder of billions in federal COVID stimulus funding on New York City’s school system.
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.