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August 22, 2019
NYC test scores inch upward as state releases assessment results
Slightly more New York City students in grades 3 to 8 passed their state exams this year than last.
August 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: These free New York summer programs for English learners are in demand
SUMMER SLIDE Even as the city has added new seats for its multilingual summer programs, the demand continues to grow. Chalkbeat FOSTER CARE Advocates…
August 20, 2019
These free New York summer schools for English learners are in demand
Roughly 7,500 New York City children attended free summer programs that are designed to help multilingual students continue developing their language.
August 19, 2019
New York’s state test scores are expected soon. Here’s what we’ll be looking for.
State test scores are expected this month. Here’s what we’ll be looking for.
August 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: This pre-K teacher uses WeChat and dumpling-making to connect with students and families
HOW I TEACH One Flushing teacher shares the different ways he connects with his students and their families in the largely Chinese-speaking community. Chalkbeat GETTING…
Get the lead out
August 12, 2019
Mayor de Blasio promised to eliminate lead exposure by 2029. Are NYC schools doing everything they can to make that happen?
The education department’s protocol for testing and fixing deteriorating lead paint in schools stops far short of the mayor’s “vision zero” pledge.
August 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: Advisory panel on school diversity close to releasing report on screened admissions
PART DEUX The city’s School Diversity Advisory Group is expected to release a second report this month, this time tackling the thorny issues of academic screening…
August 6, 2019
Here’s what NYC parents can do if they’re concerned about lead exposure in classrooms
Two pediatricians who have worked with children exposed to lead spoke with Chalkbeat about the dangers of lead and offered tips on what parents can do.
Get the lead out
July 31, 2019
Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new data show
More than 900elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead paint
July 30, 2019
Rise & Shine: New report suggests possibility of NYC schools underreporting suspensions
SURVEY SAYS Schools could be underreporting suspensions, and discipline policies may not be consistently enforced in each building, a new survey suggests. But the findings…
July 24, 2019
Rise & Shine: What could New York’s next education commissioner be like?
NEW ERA What could the state’s next education commissioner be like? New York’s current political landscape — and the way it’s changed over time — provides…
July 23, 2019
After New York’s education commissioner resigns, discussion turns to the qualities — and politics — of a new chief
In the wake of MaryEllen Elia’s abrupt decision to step down as state education commissioner, many are looking ahead to what New York’s next education chief could be like
getting to graduation
July 15, 2019
What should it take to graduate in New York? A new committee will make recommendations
One of the major questions that the commission could study cuts at the heart of what it means to graduate in New York: How much does passing the Regents.
July 15, 2019
In a surprising move, MaryEllen Elia, New York’s top education official, will step down
Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday that this month’s meeting would be her last. She did not publicly state her reason for resigning.
July 11, 2019
NYC parent leaders seek — and receive — new assurance about Chancellor Carranza’s future
Asked whether the chancellor was resigning, a spokeswoman for the education department press office said, “It’s not true.”
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