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
May 21, 2019
Carranza says changes to NYC’s school discipline manual are coming soon. Here are 4 questions we’re asking.
The chancellor has signaled that reducing suspensions and racial disparities will be at the center of the education department’s revisions.
view from inside
April 18, 2019
‘It’s basically jail’: Inside NYC’s suspension centers, where there’s bullying, boredom — and sometimes support
According to more than a dozen interviews with students, center staff, and advocates, the suspension centers are dull at best and chaotic at worst.
April 8, 2019
Suspensions drop 14 percent in New York City after a spike last school year
From July through December 2018, schools issued roughly 12,500 suspensions, a 14 percent decrease over the same period last year.
Back to school
April 8, 2019
After lengthy suspensions spark outrage, NYC officials are sending students back to class 30 percent faster
When David Altman learned a student was suspended for 30 days recently for allegedly throwing a chair at a school safety agent, he…
February 13, 2019
Michigan schools have expelled fewer students, but that may not be cause for celebration
Expulsions in Michigan are down, but does that mean fewer students are getting kicked out of school for long periods of time?
December 10, 2018
What it will mean if Betsy DeVos rolls back the Obama school discipline rules
It would be a victory for the conservative campaign to link school discipline reforms with unsafe schools.
December 3, 2018
This map shows how student suspensions in New York City are sharply divided by neighborhood
On our interactive map, you can click on any district in the city to see its suspension rate for each of the past two school years.
doing a 180
November 12, 2018
New York City students can be suspended for an entire year. Officials say changes could be coming.
Advocates and a group of city councilors argue the city must adopt a series of new reforms, including a cap on the length of suspensions to 20 days.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
Find your school
October 31, 2018
Suspensions increased for the first time in years. Here’s what the numbers show for every school in New York City.
Here, you can find suspension numbers for every city public school for the past two years.
October 31, 2018
Suspensions in New York City rise for the first time since de Blasio took office
The total number of suspensions increased 4 percent in the 2017-2018 school year to 36,668, according to new data released Wednesday by the education department.
October 19, 2018
Newark’s North Star Academy charter schools are cleared after discipline probe
New Jersey’s largest charter-school network did not violate state regulations when it disciplined students with disabilities, according to a state investigation triggered by an advocacy…
October 16, 2018
In Newark, reporting lapses hide thousands of student suspensions from public view
Newark schools suspended thousands of students in 2015-16. But inaccurate state reports have masked the suspensions.
October 11, 2018
Black students in New York City receive harsher suspensions for the same infractions, report finds
The report zeroed in on the top 10 infractions and found that black students were more likely to receive harsher punishments for 8 of them.
Free for All
September 18, 2018
A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests
Allowing an entire school to eat for free can reduce the number of students who get suspended multiple times, according to a new study.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line