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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.
to the races
June 18, 2019
Jamaal Bowman, Bronx principal and vocal opt-out supporter, launches primary challenge for Congress
Jamaal Bowman has been a teacher, guidance counselor, dean, and, for the last decade, the founding principal of a well-regarded middle school in the Bronx.
June 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: Budget deal aims to close the pre-K teacher pay gap
SHAKE ON IT Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council agreed to a handshake budget deal that pledges parity for pre-K teachers but offers…
June 1, 2019
What’s happened in the year since Mayor Bill de Blasio called for overhauling NYC’s specialized high school admissions
A year after Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an overhaul of specialized high school admissions, actual progress has stalled, though some see hints of progress.
May 31, 2019
Rise & Shine: Changes are coming to New York City’s pre-K contracts — but pay parity for teachers is left out
PAYING FOR PRE-K Facing growing criticism, the education department has amended its new contracts for pre-K and childcare services. Providers had complained the contracts would…
Paying for pre-K
May 30, 2019
After a wave of backlash, New York City education department tweaks new pre-K and childcare contracts
Facing growing concern from providers, the New York City education department is making significant changes to new contracts for pre-K and childcare services.
May 29, 2019
To boost diversity and address enrollment issues, Brooklyn’s District 15 may redraw elementary attendance zones
The education department is floating possible zone changes that could affect which students attend seven schools in Brooklyn's District 15.
May 24, 2019
Rise & Shine: To bring computer science to more students, Cornell Tech is teaching the teachers
TEACHING TEACHERS New York City wants to make sure every student has the chance to study computer science, but one challenge to meeting that goal…
May 23, 2019
To help more New York City teachers get comfortable teaching computer science, Cornell Tech offers a ‘safety net’
By embedding coaches in schools, Cornell Tech hopes to help teachers get more comfortable teaching computer science.
raising the alarm
May 22, 2019
New York City borough presidents echo demands for a do-over of pre-K, early childhood plans
The growing alarm clashes head-on with de Blasio’s praise of the city’s early childhood efforts on the campaign trail as he makes a long-shot bid for the presidency.
May 21, 2019
Top education officials protest New York Post stories alleging racial hostility against white administrators
New York City education leaders protested news articles alleging the department's hiring practices and anti-bias training created a culture demeaning to white staffers.
(Very) early education
May 17, 2019
New proposal would extend early childcare pipeline from birth to preschool for some NYC children
The New York City comptroller, with support from some state legislators, is pushing for a new payroll tax to expand affordable care for children from birth to age 3.
May 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: 65 years after Brown v. Board, New York City students are still pushing for integrated schools
WORK IN PROGRESS To mark the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, New York City students are taking action to demand that their…
May 17, 2019
Brown v. Board of Education turns 65 today. These students are still fighting for integration in NYC schools.
New York City teens are taking to the streets and meeting with top officials to demand more action on school integration.
May 16, 2019
‘Clean up your mess’: Some NYC pre-K providers have tough message for de Blasio ahead of White House bid
Independent preschool operators the city has relied on to make Pre-K for All a reality say the mayor’s ambitious early childhood plans have pushed them to the brink.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
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