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December 21, 2018
What happened in New York City education this year — and what to expect in 2019
Here’s our look back at the headline-grabbing moments of 2018 — and what parents, students, and educators should watch out for in the new year.
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…
December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
November 14, 2018
Some Asian American groups have backed the SHSAT, but this one says the exam should go
In the fight to integrate New York City’s coveted specialized high schools, one source of opposition has stood out. Asian…
October 19, 2018
Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend
The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city’s most coveted…
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 10, 2018
Rise & Shine: What the U.S. can learn from other countries’ approach to early-childhood education
DO SOMETHING In a speech to the Hispanic Education Summit on Tuesday, schools Chancellor Carranza said the city was “getting ready to do…
October 9, 2018
Carranza says the city could get rid of the SHSAT at 5 specialized schools on its own, contradicting de Blasio
Carranza’s comments, which came during a fiery speech at the Hispanic Education Summit, represent a rare break from the mayor.
September 7, 2018
‘My place is in a school’: Stuyvesant principal Eric Contreras isn’t stepping down after all
Just days after the new school year kicked off, Eric Contreras told parents and students that he changed his mind.
Nixon vs. cuomo
August 28, 2018
Three education issues to listen for during Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo’s only live debate
Cynthia Nixon traces her decision to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo all the way back to her days as a school-funding advocate.
the road to albany
August 23, 2018
Union chief says de Blasio’s plan to scrap the SHSAT is going nowhere in Albany
“I don’t believe at this point in time it can pass in the next legislative session because it has been so highly politicized,” said UFT president Michael Mulgrew.
August 20, 2018
Richard Carranza’s back-to-school checklist: less paperwork, clearer lines of responsibility, and a hard look at gifted programs
Richard Carranza jokes that his colleagues must be tired of hearing him ask the same questions. Four months into his role…
August 13, 2018
Fair and objective or useless and biased? A Chalkbeat guide to the case for and against New York City’s specialized high school test
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to scrap the exam that serves as the sole entrance criteria for New York City’s…
inside the doe
August 10, 2018
Read the confidential memo New York City sent Alberto Carvalho (before he backed out of the chancellor job)
Just before Alberto Carvalho was expected to take the helm, NYC's education department handed him a 33-page crash course in the system’s hot button issues.
August 3, 2018
New York City released its study of the SHSAT. Here’s why it won’t end the admissions debate.
“This is going to be used as a Rorschach test where people will see what they want to see in it.”
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