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July 10, 2019
Rise & Shine: Here’s how New York ranks on teacher salaries and class sizes, compared to other states
PARITY PACT City and union officials hailed a pay-parity package for pre-K teachers, but some worry about educators left out of the deal.
July 9, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC’s famed arts high school gets new acting principal in wake of student protests
EVIDENTIAL The city’s education department is recommending Amplify Science to middle schools, and teachers are sharing their reactions to the new curriculum.
July 3, 2019
Rise & Shine: 100 students honored for graduating high school while homeless, many of them headed for top colleges
GRANTING DIVERSITY With the help of financial grants, these five school districts in the city are taking their own approach to school integration.
June 27, 2019
Rise & Shine: A simple but potentially powerful cure for summer learning loss: greater access to books
TAKING THE STAGE Mayor de Blasio was among the Democratic presidential candidates who touched on education at Wednesday night’s debate.
June 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: Queens school district takes first step toward increasing integration in its schools
NOT BACKING DOWN Schools Chancellor Carranza ― and his critics ― have dug in as controversy over racism and integration roils city schools.
June 11, 2019
Rise & Shine: This graduation season, some students are using their mortarboards to convey a distinct message
TAKING THE ADVICE Mayor de Blasio endorsed 62 of 67 recommendations for increasing integration at city schools from the School Diversity Advisory Group.
June 10, 2019
Rise & Shine: State audit finds multiple NYC preschools contain hazards to children
FALLING SHORT Few schools in an initiative designed to bring greater student diversity to a small number of gifted and talented programs met their…
June 5, 2019
Rise & Shine: Principal of Forest Hills High School in Queens steps down after months of protests and controversy
BY THE NUMBERS Top-scoring middle schoolers on state tests attend a wide variety of high schools, not just the city’s elite specialized high…
June 4, 2019
Rise & Shine: Number of black and Hispanic students at NYC’s specialized high schools has fallen sharply in recent decades
LISTEN UP Educators who have participated in the education department’s training on implicit bias share their experiences, which have varied widely.
May 29, 2019
Rise & Shine: Joe Biden unveils his education platform in bid for White House
SHOUT OUT In the wake of stories criticizing the education department’s implicit bias training, Chalkbeat is asking readers to help them understand the…
How I Teach
May 24, 2019
I changed careers to teach at a Bronx school for students with severe disabilities. Here’s what I wish people knew about my students — and job.
In our feature How I Teach, Danielle Felicissimo describes how she changed careers for a job she loves: teaching at a Bronx school for students with severe disabilities.
May 22, 2019
Rise & Shine: The number of students in wealthy NY suburbs allowed extra time on high-stakes tests soars
CHANGES ARE COMING Schools Chancellor Carranza is poised to unveil results of his overhaul of the school system’s discipline policies, and the changes…
May 16, 2019
Rise & Shine: Harvard looks for small-town partners to improve rural education
HOMETOWN FIX FIRST City pre-K providers and teachers, angry over changes to how preschool may be funded, have a tough message for Mayor…
May 10, 2019
Rise & Shine: Percentage of nation’s schools that are sharply segregated has tripled, report finds
COMPLAINT A former Success Academy parent filed a federal privacy complaint Thursday claiming the charter network violated her daughter’s rights by…
May 8, 2019
I teach pre-K in NYC. My job is not babysitting. This is what I really do and why pay matters.
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their…
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