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July 3, 2019
NYC children out of school for summer struggle to access free meals — as food, federal dollars go to waste
The city’s free summer meals program is designed to combat child hunger when school is out of session, but limited outreach is causing meals to go unclaimed.
June 26, 2019
New York City students, parents, and educators: Tell us what you learned this school year
New York City’s schools have had an eventful year. As we reflect on this school year and start to prepare for the next, Chalkbeat would love to hear from our readers.
June 25, 2019
‘We’re going to move the agenda’: Chancellor Carranza speaks at graduation for top screened middle school
Chancellor Carranza praises Mott Hall's majority-Hispanic graduating class and says he is dedicated to serving students, even if it means some adults are “uncomfortable.”
June 18, 2019
Clock running out in New York legislature for SHSAT bill, even as sponsor looks to future
Legislators made last-minute efforts to rally behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to scrap the entrance exam at the city’s specialized high schools.
June 11, 2019
‘Neither equitable nor excellent’: Advocates rally to demand de Blasio prioritize overcrowding
As lawmakers negotiate the budget for the upcoming year, these advocates gathered to call on the mayor to allocate more funding to reduce class size.
April 12, 2019
Public funding of private-school security in New York City grows by millions
This story was originally published on April 12 by THE CITY. A program that uses public funds to pay for unarmed…
March 28, 2019
Happy, frustrated, or wait-listed: New York City families get kindergarten offers
The kindergarten waiting game is finally over — for most families, at least. New York City’s education department released placement…
March 20, 2019
I’m an Asian American graduate of Brooklyn Tech. Please don’t use me as a wedge in your education lawsuit.
I’d like to see the city start by building more schools, beefing up curriculum by teaching ethnic studies, and decreasing class sizes, among other common-sense solutions.
March 20, 2019
‘Everything is on the table’ — Carranza talks budget cuts to NYC schools at City Council hearing
The chancellor’s testimony touched a numerous hot button issues beyond funding. Here’s what else we learned at Wednesday’s City Council hearing.
Politics & Policy
March 13, 2019
Bullying in New York City goes undercounted due to confusion about what incidents to report, audit finds
Confusion among principals and teachers about just what constitutes bullying is one reason New York City schools are not doing enough to track…
March 12, 2019
Upper Manhattan school hosts rally after Customs and Border Protection agents put neighborhood on edge
Principal Julie Zuckerman strummed a guitar Tuesday afternoon, leading roughly 50 people to “This Land Is Your Land” outside Castle Bridge School in…
February 25, 2019
Fear and loathing: New Yorkers bid farewell to the special ed data system educators love to hate
SESIS won’t disappear from local schools for at least a year, but New Yorkers are already bidding the special education data system farewell. The state’s…
February 14, 2019
Amazon dropped its plans to come to New York City. Here’s what that could mean for schools.
Amazon’s commitment to city schools were vague from the outset, and it had announced few specific plans, so it’s unlikely the about-face will have big consequences.
February 8, 2019
In offshoot of Black Lives Matter movement, students push for changes in New York City schools
More diverse school staff members, updated curriculum, more counselors, and changes to how school discipline issues are handled. Those are the…
January 29, 2019
Amazon to offer computer science at 100-plus NYC schools, but most are already part of the mayor’s computer science program
About 75 percent of the participating city public schools are already part of the mayor’s Computer Science for All program, department officials said.
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