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What’s the status of your school’s water? Search lead test results that Newark just released
The Newark school district posted data last week showing that water sources in 10 district buildings out of 32 tested since August 2018 had elevated lead levels.
August 14, 2019
Top city lawmakers say NYC should test entire schools for lead paint — not just classrooms
The city does not inspect cafeterias, art rooms, gymnasiums, and certain rooms where students with disabilities get extra help.
August 13, 2019
As Newark grapples with a lead crisis, here’s what you should know about lead in local schools
In Newark, officials began handing out bottled water Monday after lead was found in the water at two…
August 6, 2019
Here’s what NYC parents can do if they’re concerned about lead exposure in classrooms
Two pediatricians who have worked with children exposed to lead spoke with Chalkbeat about the dangers of lead and offered tips on what parents can do.
August 5, 2019
Here’s what NYC officials are telling parents after revealing nearly 1,000 classrooms have peeling lead paint
“We are sparing no effort to ensure that wherever there may be potential exposure, it is immediately remediated,” officials wrote in an unsigned and undated letter.
August 1, 2019
Parents say they feel left in the dark after NYC reveals over 900 classrooms have lead paint contamination
“We shouldn’t be finding out through an article. They should be reaching out to parents.”
Get the lead out
July 31, 2019
Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new data show
More than 900elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead paint
a tested family
May 13, 2019
Exposed to lead as a baby, Bishop now struggles in school. Could an evaluation used in Flint help NYC students like him?
Bishop’s struggle, according to Jeffries and specialists who have examined him, is likely the result of permanent brain damage caused by his early exposure to lead.
a plan emerges
January 28, 2019
New York City officials aim to eliminate childhood lead exposure by 2029
De Blasio’s plan does not, though, include any specific education-related steps for children dealing with the lasting effects of lead exposure in school.
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