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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.
raising the alarm
1 day ago
New York City borough presidents echo demands for a do-over of pre-K, early childhood plans
The growing alarm clashes head-on with de Blasio’s praise of the city’s early childhood efforts on the campaign trail as he makes a long-shot bid for the presidency.
2 days ago
Top education officials protest New York Post stories alleging racial hostility against white administrators
New York City education leaders protested news articles alleging the department's hiring practices and anti-bias training created a culture demeaning to white staffers.
(Very) early education
May 17, 2019
New proposal would extend early childcare pipeline from birth to preschool for some NYC children
The New York City comptroller, with support from some state legislators, is pushing for a new payroll tax to expand affordable care for children from birth to age 3.
May 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: 65 years after Brown v. Board, New York City students are still pushing for integrated schools
WORK IN PROGRESS To mark the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, New York City students are taking action to demand that their…
May 17, 2019
Brown v. Board of Education turns 65 today. These students are still fighting for integration in NYC schools.
New York City teens are taking to the streets and meeting with top officials to demand more action on school integration.
May 16, 2019
‘Clean up your mess’: Some NYC pre-K providers have tough message for de Blasio ahead of White House bid
Independent preschool operators the city has relied on to make Pre-K for All a reality say the mayor’s ambitious early childhood plans have pushed them to the brink.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
May 13, 2019
Rise & Shine: Little consensus from lawmakers at first Assembly hearing on specialized high schools
TALKING SHSAT New York Assembly members held their first hearing on segregation in the city’s specialized high schools, but lawmakers showed little consensus about what…
May 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: Welcoming dads into pre-K classrooms
STORY TIME Anthony Tucker, an assistant principal for a pre-K center in the South Bronx, wants to build a love of reading by inviting dads…
May 7, 2019
This Bronx pre-K center wants dads to feel welcome in the classroom
Alphonzo Macon took his seat in front of a classroom of squirming 4-year-olds, and introduced himself as “Parker’s dad.” Then he…
May 3, 2019
School on Monday, Dec. 23? Not if these New York City teachers have anything to do with it.
A group of teachers has launched a petition asking for school to be canceled the day before Christmas Eve, and more than 1,000 people have signed in a matter of days.
diversity of opinion
May 1, 2019
Entrenched positions and pleas for change: NYC council debates school integration
City council members grilled education department officials on school segregation at a joint hearing of the Education Committee and Civil and Human Rights Committee.
May 1, 2019
Rise & Shine: New York City’s pre-K strike is off
STRIKE THAT With fewer than 48 hours to spare, the union representing pre-K teachers in community-run schools called off a strike. Officials said the the…
change of plans
April 30, 2019
In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike — for now
The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week…
April 26, 2019
Some New York City pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled-back strike
Driving the work stoppage is a demand for higher pay. The teachers work in community-run centers and earn up to 60 percent less than their peers in public schools.
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