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ARTICLES BY: Reema Amin

  1. a changing climate

    Earth Day Shouldn’t be Math Test Day, NYC Students Say

    More than two dozen lawmakers are asking the state education department to reschedule the exam so kids can join Earth Day 50th anniversary rallies.

    a changing climate

  2. education

    Find Your NYC School’s 2019 Graduation Rate

    City students graduated at a record high last school year. Chalkbeat made a searchable database to find any public or charter school graduation rate.

    education

  3. schools

    State Could Ease Requirements for Officers Hearing Special Education Cases

    To help clear over 10,000 backlogged cases, New York state officials are considering eliminating requirement of law license — and upping pay.

    schools

  4. education

    Teacher Coaches Push Small Gains in Student Achievement, Study Shows

    Education experts had varied reactions to the report, which also noted that not all teachers and administrators are working well with the coaches.

    education

  5. schools

    State Regents Board Seeks $2 Billion Education Funding Boost

    Education policymakers cast a final vote on the ask Tuesday, but expect the amount the governor actually gives to school spending to be much less.

    schools

  6. education

    Find Out How Much Your School’s PTA Raises

    Data released for the first time Monday lays bare funding disparities between schools in wealthy neighborhoods and those in low-income ones.

    education

  7. education

    Number of Homeless NYC Students Remains Stubbornly High

    A tenth of students — about 114,000 kids — in New York City public schools lacked stable housing last school year, according to new data.

    education

  8. education

    Schools Where Students Opted Out of Exams Hit with New Tests

    Kids in Brooklyn and East Harlem face six additional standardized tests this year. Parents weigh their options as they fume over “a slap in the face.”

    education

  9. schools

    State Lawmakers Eye Changing School Funding Formula Amid High Stakes for City

    State dollars make up about a third of city schools’ $34 billion budget. But critics say the city is being shortchanged amid growing student needs.

    schools

  10. immigration

    City Council Tasks Schools With Educating Families on Public Charge Rule

    A bill passed by the City Council Thursday would require public schools to give students “educational materials” about new Trump admin. policy.

    immigration

  11. schools

    Lead Paint Found in Hundreds of NYC Elementary Schools

    More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms tested positive for lead following inspections, according to Department of Education data.

    schools

  12. schools

    Department of Education’s Anti-Bias Training for Educators Behind Schedule

    The plan, announced last summer, called for training 125,000 people in two years. So far, only 15,000 have completed the controversial sessions.

    schools

  13. new direction

    City Public High School Directory Takes Virtual Turn

    The guide is moving mostly online – raising questions about whether families without easy access to the Internet will be placed at a disadvantage.

    new direction

  14. education

    Wrong Envelope: Students Accepted to Coveted Lab School After Rejection Snafu

    Some 144 students were erroneously informed that they didn’t get into the coveted New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies.

    education