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  1. education

    What Should It Take to Graduate High School in New York?

    The state Board of Regents on Wednesday kicked off a two-year process of rethinking diploma requirements with the first of 11 forums in the city.

    education

  2. the bloomberg way

    A Quick Study on Mike Bloomberg’s Education Record as Mayor

    Chalkbeat reviewed of dozens of studies on the impact of the Democrat presidential candidate’s New York City school policies. Here’s what they found.

    the bloomberg way

  3. class action

    Special Education Complaint Delays Spark Federal Lawsuit

    State and city education officials have “acted with deliberate or reckless indifference” to students’ plight, parents charge in class action case.

    class action

  4. pre-k

    Nearly 2,000 Students With Special Needs Facing Preschool Lockout This Spring

    Years of insufficient state funding and closure of private pre-K programs cited among reasons for looming shortage of special education slots.

    pre-k

  5. checked out

    Background Backlog Leaves Students Without After-Care, Special Ed. Teachers

    A massive backlog of background check requests to New York City’s Department of Health means many teachers are sitting and waiting to work.

    checked out

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. reading

    These Moms Couldn’t Find Schools for Dyslexia, So They Want to Start Their Own

    Four mothers who have faced reading challenges with their kids are vying to open a public elementary school of their own in Manhattan.

    reading

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. schools

    City Should Test Entire Schools for Lead Paint, Lawmakers Say

    City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Mark Treyger, urged the city to expand its testing amid troubling findings in elementary schools.

    schools

  15. 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

  16. hunger

    Summer Free Meal Program for Kids Swallowed by Information Gap

    The city’s food program is designed to combat child hunger. But limited and confusing outreach is leading to a waste of meals and federal dollars.

    hunger

  17. schools

    City Overhauls How Police Operate in Public Schools

    The agreement aims to limit the situations in which law enforcement officials can send students into the criminal justice system.

    schools

  18. education

    Lawsuit Blasts Interpretation Services for Special Education Families

    A federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week charges the city Department of Education routinely withholds services from non-English speakers.

    education

  19. 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

  20. schools

    Brooklyn District May Redraw Elementary School Boundaries to Boost Diversity

    Officials want to even out elementary school enrollment in District 15 – and tackle segregation. Zone changes could affect students in seven schools.

    schools

  21. 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

  22. schools

    Brooklyn Elementary School with Only 82 Students Saved

    The city Department of Education backed off its bid to close Bedford-Stuyvesant’s P.S. 25 amid a lawsuit and improving test scores.

    schools

  23. schools

    High-Stakes Test Boycotts: A School-by-School Breakdown

    Some 4.4 percent of city students refused to take at least one of the state tests in the 2017-18 school year. Find your school’s opt-out rate.

    schools