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August 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: This pre-K teacher uses WeChat and dumpling-making to connect with students and families
HOW I TEACH One Flushing teacher shares the different ways he connects with his students and their families in the largely Chinese-speaking community. Chalkbeat GETTING…
Get the lead out
August 12, 2019
Mayor de Blasio promised to eliminate lead exposure by 2029. Are NYC schools doing everything they can to make that happen?
The education department’s protocol for testing and fixing deteriorating lead paint in schools stops far short of the mayor’s “vision zero” pledge.
August 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: Advisory panel on school diversity close to releasing report on screened admissions
PART DEUX The city’s School Diversity Advisory Group is expected to release a second report this month, this time tackling the thorny issues of academic screening…
August 6, 2019
Here’s what NYC parents can do if they’re concerned about lead exposure in classrooms
Two pediatricians who have worked with children exposed to lead spoke with Chalkbeat about the dangers of lead and offered tips on what parents can do.
Get the lead out
July 31, 2019
Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new data show
More than 900elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead paint
July 30, 2019
Rise & Shine: New report suggests possibility of NYC schools underreporting suspensions
SURVEY SAYS Schools could be underreporting suspensions, and discipline policies may not be consistently enforced in each building, a new survey suggests. But the findings…
July 24, 2019
Rise & Shine: What could New York’s next education commissioner be like?
NEW ERA What could the state’s next education commissioner be like? New York’s current political landscape — and the way it’s changed over time — provides…
July 23, 2019
After New York’s education commissioner resigns, discussion turns to the qualities — and politics — of a new chief
In the wake of MaryEllen Elia’s abrupt decision to step down as state education commissioner, many are looking ahead to what New York’s next education chief could be like
getting to graduation
July 15, 2019
What should it take to graduate in New York? A new committee will make recommendations
One of the major questions that the commission could study cuts at the heart of what it means to graduate in New York: How much does passing the Regents.
July 15, 2019
In a surprising move, MaryEllen Elia, New York’s top education official, will step down
Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday that this month’s meeting would be her last. She did not publicly state her reason for resigning.
July 11, 2019
NYC parent leaders seek — and receive — new assurance about Chancellor Carranza’s future
Asked whether the chancellor was resigning, a spokeswoman for the education department press office said, “It’s not true.”
July 10, 2019
As DREAM Act application goes live for NY students working to afford college, advocates turn to outreach, a key priority
The application, which went live July 3, stems from the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act, which was among the first items supported and passed by state Democrats.
July 8, 2019
Amplify Science is the new “core” curriculum in NYC middle schools. Here’s what teachers and others are saying about it.
Amplify represents a departure from New York City’s previous recommended options: Harcourt’s textbook-based program and Foss science kits, which have hands-on activities.
July 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: The struggle to access free summer meals as food and federal dollars go to waste
MEALS MAZE The city provides free summer meals for children under the age of 18, but limited available information can be confusing and contradictory for families.
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July 2, 2019
Low-income students don’t always apply for financial aid for college. How this Queens school is trying to change that.
For four years, Karabelas has built a college and career planning team that holds events and reaches out to students.
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