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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.
May 13, 2019
Rise & Shine: Little consensus from lawmakers at first Assembly hearing on specialized high schools
TALKING SHSAT New York Assembly members held their first hearing on segregation in the city’s specialized high schools, but lawmakers showed little consensus about what…
May 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: Welcoming dads into pre-K classrooms
STORY TIME Anthony Tucker, an assistant principal for a pre-K center in the South Bronx, wants to build a love of reading by inviting dads…
May 7, 2019
This Bronx pre-K center wants dads to feel welcome in the classroom
Alphonzo Macon took his seat in front of a classroom of squirming 4-year-olds, and introduced himself as “Parker’s dad.” Then he…
May 3, 2019
School on Monday, Dec. 23? Not if these New York City teachers have anything to do with it.
A group of teachers has launched a petition asking for school to be canceled the day before Christmas Eve, and more than 1,000 people have signed in a matter of days.
diversity of opinion
May 1, 2019
Entrenched positions and pleas for change: NYC council debates school integration
City council members grilled education department officials on school segregation at a joint hearing of the Education Committee and Civil and Human Rights Committee.
May 1, 2019
Rise & Shine: New York City’s pre-K strike is off
STRIKE THAT With fewer than 48 hours to spare, the union representing pre-K teachers in community-run schools called off a strike. Officials said the the…
change of plans
April 30, 2019
In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike — for now
The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week…
April 26, 2019
Some New York City pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled-back strike
Driving the work stoppage is a demand for higher pay. The teachers work in community-run centers and earn up to 60 percent less than their peers in public schools.
April 25, 2019
Rise & Shine: Charter school rent payments to reach $80 million — a 54 percent increase
SPACE CASE Here’s why payments to cover charter schools’ rent is up 54 percent — totaling $80 million. Chalkbeat DEEP FREEZE Some Head Start…
April 24, 2019
New York City’s largest Head Start provider freezes new enrollments
The issue affects programs that receive funding through the city’s Administration of Children’s services, the largest Head Start grantee in the city.
to the races
Updated May 15, 2019
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
Though his frequent trips have drawn scorn locally his education agenda could resonate nationally.
April 22, 2019
Effort to save the SHSAT gets deep-pocketed allies
Education Equity’s genesis turns up the pressure on the debate over the test and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate it in order to boost diversity.
April 19, 2019
Rise & Shine: What goes on inside New York City’s suspension centers?
INSIDE LOOK While suspensions have plummeted under Mayor Bill de Blasio, lengthier, out-of-school suspensions have fallen much less sharply. And it’s unclear what goes on…
April 15, 2019
These numbers show how much New York City middle schools might change with two new integration plans in place
Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the same.
By the numbers
April 15, 2019
Two NYC districts embarked on middle school integration plans. Early results show they may be making a difference.
Preliminary results show potential for dramatic changes both at popular schools and those that have flown under the radar of more affluent, white families.
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