Education news. In context.
Diversity & Equity
Politics & Policy
Teaching & Classroom
Student & School Performance
Leadership & Management
Charters & Choice
Find a Job
How to be a Chalkbeat source
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
March 22, 2019
New York City mistakenly told parents at struggling schools they could transfer out
Students won’t actually be able to transfer purely because their school is low performing, city officials said.
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.
March 5, 2019
Did opt-out land some New York City schools on the state’s struggling list? Carranza says yes
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is now publicly challenging the state’s narrative.
February 26, 2019
New York City ends controversial Renewal turnaround program — but the approach is here to stay
City officials said its latest school-improvement strategy will borrow from many of the elements of the Renewal turnaround program.
February 26, 2019
New York City officials plan to spare Renewal turnaround schools from closure this year
After considering a new round of school closures, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are preparing to announce that they…
November 1, 2018
Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access
The announcement comes after months of urging from advocates over the lack of access for students with disabilities in a majority of school buildings.
Politics & Policy
October 18, 2018
A ‘chilling effect’: Immigrants may decline school-based health services if proposed rule is adopted, advocates say
The proposed rule could mean fewer people will sign up for Medicaid, resulting in fewer dollars flowing in to school-based health clinics.
September 14, 2018
Four things New York City schools chancellor Richard Carranza says he’ll focus on this year
Richard Carranza spoke before an influential group of business and education leaders Friday morning to reiterate his vision for New York City schools…
August 20, 2018
Richard Carranza’s back-to-school checklist: less paperwork, clearer lines of responsibility, and a hard look at gifted programs
Richard Carranza jokes that his colleagues must be tired of hearing him ask the same questions. Four months into his role…
June 27, 2018
After hearing from educators across the city, Carranza outlines his ‘bold, progressive’ to-do list
The conclusions come from a listening tour that introduced him to 2,125 students and 2,984 teachers and employees.
June 22, 2018
New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on segregation, national politics, and being Mexican-American
In his two months on the job, Chancellor Richard Carranza has left little room to doubt how he thinks and feels about…
May 17, 2018
As historians and New York City educators, here’s what we hope teachers hear in the city’s new anti-bias training
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio just committed $23 million over the next four years to support…
May 7, 2018
Asked about a ‘divisive’ tweet about segregation, Carranza directs an Upper West Side parent to implicit bias training
During his first appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Carranza did not back down from the debate or apologize for his tweet.
a new era
May 4, 2018
A month into the job, it’s clear Chancellor Carranza isn’t Carmen Fariña version 2.0
Carranza has shown he isn’t afraid to elevate problems that his predecessor rarely addressed publicly.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line