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February 25, 2019
Fear and loathing: New Yorkers bid farewell to the special ed data system educators love to hate
SESIS won’t disappear from local schools for at least a year, but New Yorkers are already bidding the special education data system farewell. The state’s…
February 14, 2019
Amazon dropped its plans to come to New York City. Here’s what that could mean for schools.
Amazon’s commitment to city schools were vague from the outset, and it had announced few specific plans, so it’s unlikely the about-face will have big consequences.
February 8, 2019
In offshoot of Black Lives Matter movement, students push for changes in New York City schools
More diverse school staff members, updated curriculum, more counselors, and changes to how school discipline issues are handled. Those are the…
January 29, 2019
Amazon to offer computer science at 100-plus NYC schools, but most are already part of the mayor’s computer science program
About 75 percent of the participating city public schools are already part of the mayor’s Computer Science for All program, department officials said.
January 23, 2019
Rise & Shine: To help students affected by shutdown, Cuomo orders financial reprieve at state and city universities
HIGH MARKS New York City has received a gold medal for pre-K quality and access, a new report finds, although on measures like…
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.
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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.
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