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April 13, 2016
Grade-fixing charges dropped against Dewey HS principal who was removed from school
Kathleen Elvin was removed from her her position as principal of John Dewey High School last July
December 16, 2015
How the Every Student Succeeds Act could change New York schools
The law could eventually lead to changes in testing, what happens to struggling schools, and more as the state gets more leeway to make education policy decisions.
Updated December 7, 2015
As city promotes dual-language programs, it selects 15 as models
The city has selected 15 schools with outstanding dual-language programs to serve as models for other schools.
December 2, 2015
From the Bronx to Brooklyn, how six eighth-graders handled high school applications
Meet six eighth-graders who told Chalkbeat how they crafted their high school admissions lists.
Updated November 13, 2015
Under de Blasio, no measures of success or failure for schools serving the neediest kids
Together, the schools enroll as many students as the city of Buffalo. Yet they have not received public report cards in two years.
November 2, 2015
From ABCs to ‘Americanah,’ city hopes book lists will boost student reading
The city education department compiled lists of contemporary children’s and young-adult books as part of a new initiative called “NYC Reads 365."
Updated October 21, 2015
Mulgrew: It’s helpful to have a foe in City Hall, but better to have an ally
The teachers union’s improved relationship with City Hall has come with ample benefits, but also stripped it of a useful organizing strategy, Mulgrew said Tuesday.
Counting Class Size
October 19, 2015
Nearly 1,000 fewer classes are overcrowded this year, according to union survey
An annual union survey found that 5,485 classes were overcrowded at the start of the school year, down from 6,447 last year.
October 6, 2015
Five data points that illustrate challenges New York City schools face
A third of students are off-track by the time they reach high school, according to a new report that includes hundreds of data points about the city school system.
the arne archives
October 3, 2015
A retrospective of Arne Duncan’s complicated relationship with New York
Arne Duncan's highlights and lowlights during six-plus years of visiting and keeping tabs on New York.
September 29, 2015
Seven New York City schools earn Blue Ribbon award
This year’s winners included Brooklyn’s P.S. 100, P.S. 277, and P.S. 682; Icahn Charter School 2; and Manhattan’s Harlem Success Academy 3.
Back to school
September 9, 2015
Golf balls and goal setting: How four New York City schools aimed to inspire on day one
Chalkbeat spent the first day of school inside four different schools, where students found tough math problems, inspiring words, and flying golf balls.
a five-borough tour
September 9, 2015
On her 50th first day, New York City chancellor tours schools carrying out her vision
Chancellor Carmen Fariña stopped at “community schools,” dual-language programs, pre-kindergarten sites, and her old school on Wednesday.
where credit is (and isn't) due
August 5, 2015
Behind city’s latest credit-recovery controversy is a complicated history
Low-performing high schools, now under threat of being taken over by outside groups, are still under pressure to increase their four-year graduation rates.
credit where credit is due
August 4, 2015
New city task force will examine credit recovery programs in high schools
The move to begin regularly analyzing such data is a shift for the department, which has previously dealt with accusations of academic impropriety largely as accusations arose.
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