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Savannah Robinson is an intern at Chalkbeat based in New York City.
How I Teach
August 8, 2018
Don’t just help students graduate. Prepare them for what’s next, says high school teacher
An environmental engineer-turned-teacher shares how she helps students learn to love math and get prepared for university.
August 7, 2018
Rise & Shine: With new leadership and funding, a school hopes to turn itself around
NEW HIRE Carranza has hired a former colleague to fill one of the new positions he created as part of his plan to…
August 3, 2018
Rise & Shine: New York parents, students, and families sound off on school survey
RESULTS ARE IN New York City has released the results of its annual school survey, which indicates how parents, students, and educators feel…
August 1, 2018
Rise & Shine: The troubled past of the largest foster care provider for unaccompanied minors
EXPAND GIFTED Critics of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the specialized high school admissions test rallied at City Hall in…
How I Lead
July 27, 2018
A Bronx principal explains secret behind $25,000 award: teachers learning along with students
The money will go towards supporting an initiative in which teachers share and create innovative ways to provide students with a strong conceptual understanding of math.
July 26, 2018
Some teachers are spending their summer creating culturally relevant content
More than 400 educators came together at a summer institute to learn how to provide students with academic experiences that reflect the diversity of their schools.
July 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: Parents fight for Harlem schools as integration efforts pick up
BOOSTING HARLEM After passing an integration plan for District 3 middle schools, parents and education officials are turning their attention to boosting Harlem schools. Chalkbeat…
July 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: One test to make high school admissions fair?
ZERO EFFECT A professor from the University of Michigan takes a deeper dive into the specialized high school test, and argues that the…
July 17, 2018
Rise & Shine: Regents use retreat to discuss top policy goals
REGENTS RETREAT On their annual retreat in Albany, the New York Board of Regents discussed potential changes to make to existing policy and…
How I Lead
July 16, 2018
Meditation and mindfulness: How a Harlem principal solves conflict in her community
A Harlem principal describes the practices her community uses to improve self awareness and mindfulness.
July 13, 2018
Rise & Shine: To screen or not to screen, parents wonder
MIXED FEELINGS As community members in District 15 call for changes to the admissions process in their middle schools, parents share their opinions…
July 12, 2018
Rise & Shine: Why students need social studies
SOCIAL STUDIES Including social studies in the curriculum will help teachers prepare their students for critical conversations. Chalkbeat SPEED CAMERAS…
July 6, 2018
Rise & Shine: As summer school starts, speed cameras are set to disappear from school zones
OVERLOOKING ASIANS Many Asian-Americans say their stake in specialized high schools should make them a larger part of the conversation around de Blasio’s…
The Right Resources
July 3, 2018
‘We didn’t have options’: A new Staten Island charter school aims to fill a gap for students with dyslexia
The elementary school was approved by the Board of Regents in June, and it’s set to be the first charter school in the state — and among only a few public schools nationwide — devoted to educating children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.
June 22, 2018
‘They’re my second family.’ Largest Pathways to Graduation class earn their diplomas
The program also saw the most students ever participate in its graduation ceremony, a joyful celebration held this year at the Bronx United Palace Theater.
June 19, 2018
Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools
If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long.
June 6, 2018
The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change
As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.
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