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Christina Veiga is a reporter for Chalkbeat New York covering early childhood education, school diversity and the Department of Education. She previously covered K-12 education for the Miami Herald.
5 hours ago
Rise & Shine: Charter school rent payments to reach $80 million — a 54 percent increase
SPACE CASE Here’s why payments to cover charter schools’ rent is up 54 percent — totaling $80 million. Chalkbeat DEEP FREEZE Some Head Start…
20 hours ago
New York City’s largest Head Start provider freezes new enrollments
The issue affects programs that receive funding through the city’s Administration of Children’s services, the largest Head Start grantee in the city.
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2 days ago
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
In South Carolina, he boasted about boosting funding for needy schools to a roomful of teachers. Next, a…
3 days ago
Effort to save the SHSAT gets deep-pocketed allies
Education Equity’s genesis turns up the pressure on the debate over the test and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate it in order to boost diversity at the schools.
April 19, 2019
Rise & Shine: What goes on inside New York City’s suspension centers?
INSIDE LOOK While suspensions have plummeted under Mayor Bill de Blasio, lengthier, out-of-school suspensions have fallen much less sharply. And it’s unclear what goes on…
April 15, 2019
These numbers show how much New York City middle schools might change with two new integration plans in place
Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the same.
By the numbers
April 15, 2019
Two NYC districts embarked on middle school integration plans. Early results show they may be making a difference.
Preliminary results show potential for dramatic changes both at popular schools and those that have flown under the radar of more affluent, white families.
April 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: Cuomo calls on New York lawmakers to raise the charter cap
SAFETY FIRST New York City has spent more than $20 million over three years on security guards for private schools, including elite schools like Dalton.
April 11, 2019
Opposition abounds against specialized high school admissions changes at Senate forum in Queens
When lawmakers announced a series of community forums about specialized high school admissions, state Sen. John Liu said the goal was to…
April 9, 2019
Rise & Shine: Suspensions are down, and so is the length of time students are removed from school
ABOUT TIME New York City has quietly cut down on the length of time that students are suspended. Chalkbeat TREND LINE The number of…
April 8, 2019
Here’s your first chance to tell New York senators how you feel about the city’s segregated specialized high schools
In what is sure to be a heated debate, parents, students, educators, and activists can weigh in on the specialized high schools at the first of a series of public forums.
April 5, 2019
As New York City pre-K teachers weigh a strike, new estimate puts cost of pay boost at $438 million
With a potential strike looming, the first estimate for what it would cost to boost salaries for pre-K teachers who work in community…
April 4, 2019
State Sen. John Liu calls New York City’s specialized high school overhaul ‘racist’
State Sen. John Liu called the mayor’s plan for diversifying the specialized high schools “racist” in a video…
April 3, 2019
Rise & Shine: Poll shows broad support for overhauling specialized high school admissions
SURVEY SAYS A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that most voters support scrapping the SHSAT as the sole entrance criterion for specialized high schools, with…
April 2, 2019
Majority of New York City voters say scrap the SHSAT, boost diversity at specialized high schools, new poll finds
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to integrate specialized high schools has been booed in public, challenged…
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