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New York City schools
December 5, 2018
‘Smooth sailing’ or ‘left behind’: The student voices in a charged debate over NYC’s high school admissions
At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose…
November 7, 2018
I voted for the first time on Tuesday. My journey to the ballot box began at my NYC high school.
My mother, three sisters, and I didn’t talk about politics much when I was growing up in Washington Heights. My parents, Mexican immigrants,…
October 22, 2018
Update: Principal’s removal from Manhattan high school stirs protest from parents and students
More than 600 people signed an online petition urging the city Department of Education to bring Principal John Wenk back to Lower Manhattan…
October 19, 2018
‘If they know we regularly care’: Our New York bureau and its newest reporter are listening up
A new name has been popping up at Chalkbeat as our organization continues to grow, and the byline belongs to Reema Amin.
October 16, 2018
Rise & Shine: With homelessness on the rise, New York City schools look to counselors, social workers and other support services for more help
TRIAGING NEED Although the city has made strides toward providing more counselors in New York City’s schools, those who work on the frontlines…
How I Lead
June 26, 2018
This Brooklyn principal has some advice for teaching children who were separated at the border
Meghan Dunn — the principal of P.S. 446 in Brownsville, Brooklyn — has deep experience educating students who have experienced trauma.
August 28, 2017
Find out how your New York City school performed on the 2017 state tests
Average proficiency rates ticked up across the city this year.
mum's the word
June 6, 2017
New York City mayor keeps a low profile in announcing his high-profile diversity plan
Neither the mayor nor schools chancellor made public appearances to explain the plan — or take questions.
May 3, 2017
New York City the latest district to warn parents about Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’
City schools are sending a letter home, urging parents to talk with their children about the popular series.
from the top
November 9, 2016
Leader of nation’s largest school district tells principals to ‘project a sense of calmness and confidence’ today
Chancellor Carmen Fariña sent an email to school principals, superintendents and field support staff with advice on how to handle the election of Donald Trump.
September 12, 2016
These 21 struggling New York City schools are getting $2.5 million each to help them improve
The schools will get $2.5 million each in federal funds to help them improve. But while the gifts are coming with conditions, the strings are looser than in the past.
September 7, 2016
New York City school cleaners show off their shiniest floors — on Facebook
Members of 32BJ SEIU take pride in the hard work that goes into getting New York City public schools ready for students.
August 22, 2016
Chancellor Fariña: ‘Kids aren’t supermarket items that you can move around’
When Chalkbeat interviewed the chancellor last week, she was proud of her efforts thus far, but mindful of the need to show concrete results.
July 18, 2016
How to desegregate New York City’s schools. Now.
This racialized concentration of school poverty creates a persistent achievement gap, and it must stop. Now.
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