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It takes a village
October 7, 2019
To boost literacy, this Queens school is training support staff to teach reading
Deploying paraprofessionals to help teach reading is a core element of the school’s strategy to boost literacy.
heeding the call
September 23, 2019
Answering activists, NYC unveils plan to make classroom instruction more ‘culturally responsive’
The DOE said it will begin evaluating its core curriculum offerings based in part on whether they include materials that represent students of different backgrounds.
September 16, 2019
Has the ‘culture war’ come for NYC schools? What you should know about that contentious Atlantic essay
Some close observers of the city’s schools have struggled to recognize the school system Packer is describing.
September 12, 2019
Mom warned Bronx Wildlife school her son had a knife two years before fatal stabbing. Now, NYC might fire the assistant principal.
The report comes just days after Cedeno was sentenced to 14 years for killing Matthew McCree.
September 5, 2019
Mayor de Blasio: Testing 4-year-olds for gifted programs is a ‘real concern’
Mayor Bill de Blasio said using a single test to determine if 4-year-olds qualify for city gifted and talented programs is “a real concern"
Back to school
Updated September 5, 2019
It’s the first day of school. Here’s what’s happening around New York City.
More than a million children in New York City resurrected their school-day routines Thursday as the nation's largest school system returned from summer vacation.
Back to school
September 4, 2019
Here are the New York City schools stories we plan to cover this year, and how you can help us
As we explore these topics, we’ll continue relying on you, our readers, to find answers to our burning questions and guide our reporting.
September 4, 2019
A reading ‘crisis’: Why some New York City parents created a school for dyslexic students
“The only kids who are dyslexic who are getting a good education are disproportionately upper class and white.”
September 3, 2019
Advocates charge NYC education officials delay orders to provide special education services
chasing a diploma
August 21, 2019
To get a high school equivalency diploma, NYC forces students to give up special education services
“If you don’t have this degree there are very few options for you.”
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 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.”
July 30, 2019
Are NYC schools underreporting suspensions? A new report suggests it’s possible.
Nearly 57% of NYC teachers believe underreporting by school administrators is at least somewhat responsible for the decline in out-of-school suspensions.
July 24, 2019
NYC ditched its school turnaround program months ago. Principals are still wondering what comes next.
Interviews with principals across the city suggest schools lack precise details about what type of support they will receive, creating uncertainty for the coming school.
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