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Christina Veiga is a reporter for Chalkbeat New York covering early childhood education, school diversity and the Department of Education. She previously covered K-12 education for the Miami Herald.
Diversity & Equity
1 day ago
Brooklyn’s District 16 once fought for gifted programs. Now parents may support getting rid of them.
The Community Education Council in District 16 is voting Monday on a resolution that calls for overhauling gifted programs.
2 days ago
NYC schools find out last-minute: field trips to the Global Climate Strike aren’t allowed
The education department is prohibiting field trips to the Global Climate Strike on Friday, according to a last-minute notice sent to schools.
3 days ago
Rise & Shine: For low-income students, attending college is one thing. Graduating is another.
CRITICAL THINKING An online petition blasts a potential Regents question for repeatedly referring to “illegal aliens.” Chalkbeat READY OR NOT Explore our series Ready…
September 18, 2019
A potential Regents question refers to ‘illegal aliens.’ A petition says that’s racist.
An online petition accuses the New York Regents of racism and bias, pointing to a potential graduation exam question that repeatedly refers to “illegal aliens.”
September 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: About that essay claiming the ‘culture war’ has come for NYC schools…
CLASSROOM POLITICS Did you read the Atlantic essay from this weekend that claims the “culture war” has embedded itself in New York City schools? We…
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 13, 2019
Rise & Shine: Before fatal stabbing, Bronx school was warned student had a knife
INVESTIGATION More than two years before a fatal stabbing, Abel Cedeno’s mother warned Urban Assembly for Wildlife Conservation that her son had a knife in…
September 11, 2019
NYC preschools are training teachers what to do if immigration authorities come knocking
In a climate of fear for immigrants, preschools can be a vital link for families.
September 11, 2019
Rise & Shine: Inside Success Academy’s ‘cherry-picking’ of parents — not students
KEY TO SUCCESS After spending a year inside Success Academy, Robert Pondiscio writes that the charter network, often accused of cherry-picking is students, is really…
September 9, 2019
Deputy chancellor Hydra Mendoza steps down
Another high ranking official tapped by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is stepping down from the education department. Deputy Chancellor Hydra Mendoza is leaving.
September 5, 2019
Rise & Shine: Happy first day of school! What do you want to read about this year?
YEAR AHEAD Here’s what Chalkbeat will be covering this new school year — and what we want to hear from you. Chalkbeat DEBATING G&T…
September 4, 2019
Council members: preserve NYC’s gifted program — but rethink admissions
Elected officials urged the city to preserve gifted and talented programs, but acknowledged opportunities to reform the way students are admitted to those programs.
September 3, 2019
Rise & Shine: State rejects complaint against NYC’s specialized high school integration efforts
REJECTED The state education department rejected a complaint that the city’s integration plans for specialized high schools ran afoul of city and state rules.
August 30, 2019
State rejects claims that students were unfairly denied admission to NYC’s elite high schools
The state education department has dismissed an appeal challenging New York City’s integration plans for its elite specialized high schools.
August 28, 2019
As District 15’s middle school integration efforts take off, Charles O. Dewey gets a new principal
After about 14 years leading Charles O. Dewey middle school, Eric Sackler is retiring. The school is in District 15, which has launched an integration effort.
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