Education news. In context.
Diversity & Equity
Politics & Policy
Teaching & Classroom
Student & School Performance
Leadership & Management
Charters & Choice
Find a Job
How to be a Chalkbeat source
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
New York City
sizing up school reform
April 10, 2019
New York City’s experiment with small high schools helped students stay in college, study shows
Students who entered one of New York City’s new small high schools between 2006 and 2010 were much more likely to go to college and stick around.
AOC on education
March 13, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to talk public schools at a town hall in Queens
The event is notable because it includes some of the highest-profile voices in New York who support similar sets of education policies.
February 5, 2019
Five things we’ve learned from a decade of research on school closures
The academic impact of closures on students in those schools varies substantially. Nationwide, closures appear to slightly lower test scores.
January 17, 2019
We study school choice and gentrification. Here’s how New York City should prepare for Amazon.
Where policymakers might go wrong is trusting that school integration will happen on its own.
January 16, 2019
New York is about to release a new list of struggling schools. Here’s what you should know.
As the state is set to release the new ratings, here’s what you should know about the new system.
December 5, 2018
17 struggling New York City schools improved enough to avoid extra state oversight. But they aren’t out of the woods yet
The schools showed enough evidence of progress to no longer require additional state oversight — or face the possibility of outside takeover or closure.
October 24, 2018
In debate with Molinaro, Cuomo promises ‘lovey-dovey’ de Blasio ties and support for New York charter schools
SUPPORTIVE A social worker from New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center offers tips on how city educators and classmates…
October 22, 2018
Rise & Shine: Voters in 13 states to consider ballot initiatives tied to education this November
TESTED Families talked about the SHSAT, used for admissions decisions at the city’s specialized high schools, prior to taking the test over the…
October 19, 2018
Rise & Shine: Brush up your SHSAT–testing for New York City’s specialized high schools begins
COLLATERAL DAMAGE School-based health clinics that partially rely on reimbursements from Medicaid could suffer if a new federal proposal is adopted…
October 12, 2018
Rise & Shine: Teachers crowdfund nearly $200 million nationally for school supplies, other basics
LET’S MAKE A DEAL New York City and its teachers union reached a new three year labor contract, which boosts salaries, reduces how…
October 11, 2018
New York City teachers will be screened for ‘suitability’ under new union contract
If teaching in New York City is going to burn you out, the school system wants to know before you set foot in…
September 4, 2018
New York City teachers head #backtoschool, both in real life and on Twitter
New York City teachers returned to school Tuesday and were busy with meetings and classroom prep ahead of Wednesday’s first day of classes. But many…
May 17, 2018
Controversial integration plan for Upper West Side middle schools changes, but it’s unclear whether more parents will get on board
“Here’s the problem: Maybe instead of there being four desirable middle schools, there should be fifteen."
March 21, 2018
I’ve been mistaken for the other black male leader at my charter network. Let’s talk about it.
A recent reunion pushed this charter leader to reflect again on the power dynamics that determine who gets to make decisions in so-called education reform.
March 13, 2018
‘I can be a part of this change’: New York City students prepare to join nationwide gun violence protests
Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, thousands of students from across New York City are expected to flood the streets as part of a nationwide school walkout.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line