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Anti-bias training and culturally responsive education are a ‘matter of life and death,’ Carranza says

“So, the idea of implicit bias training, the idea of having culturally responsive and sustaining curricula and pedagogy is not a matter of just educational practice,” he said. “In many of our communities, it’s a matter of life and death.” → Read More

To boost literacy, this Queens school is training support staff to teach reading

Deploying paraprofessionals to help teach reading is a core element of the school’s strategy to boost literacy, aided by the nonprofit Literacy Trust, which has helped train teaching assistants and other staff in nearly 120 schools citywide. → Read More

To boost literacy, this Queens school is training support staff to teach reading

Deploying paraprofessionals to help teach reading is a core element of the school’s strategy to boost literacy, aided by the nonprofit Literacy Trust, which has helped train teaching assistants and other staff in nearly 120 schools citywide. → Read More

New York City to create 40 new and restructured schools with $16M from XQ and Robin Hood

Mayor Bill de Blasio has teamed up with Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, and the Robin Hood foundation, to create and restructure 40 schools → Read More

Carranza wants to assess NYC students 4 times a year, but critics decry overtesting

The department has offered few specifics about the content of these new tests, who will create them, what subjects they will cover, what grades they’ll be used in, and even whether schools will be forced to use them. → Read More

Answering activists, NYC unveils plan to make classroom instruction more ‘culturally responsive’

The DOE said it will begin evaluating its core curriculum offerings based in part on whether they include materials that represent students of different backgrounds. → Read More

How environmental injustice in the Bronx convinced one student to organize a climate strike

“I really just was astonished by the environmental injustice Bronx residents like myself are facing, and I was, from there, very determined and committed to addressing the lack of policy that is being made,” she said. → Read More

This bilingual debate team in NYC is fighting ‘English-only norms’ at national competitions

“I feel like I have to debate this topic. I have to change the mindset of people who think we’re rapists or criminals.” → Read More

This bilingual debate team in NYC is fighting ‘English-only norms’ at national competitions

“I feel like I have to debate this topic. I have to change the mindset of people who think we’re rapists or criminals.” → Read More

Have the ‘culture wars’ come for NYC schools? What you should know about that contentious Atlantic essay

Conservatives have embraced the piece as an argument against the excesses of “identity politics.” But some close observers of the city’s schools have struggled to recognize the school system Packer is describing. → Read More

New York’s state education commissioner has a new job at a school improvement consulting firm

Starting this month, Elia is a senior fellow at the International Center for Leadership in Education. → Read More

At a vaunted program in Manhattan, parents sound off on proposed changes to gifted programs

As parents dropped their children off at NEST+M, which only admits students for kindergarten who ace a single test when they’re four, some acknowledged a need for change while others said gifted programs are essential and should be expanded. → Read More

A reading ‘crisis’: Why some New York City parents created a school for dyslexic students

The charter school opens against the backdrop of a public school system that educators and experts contend has no systematic approach to teaching thousands of students with learning disabilities how to read, despite no shortage of methods proven to work. → Read More

Advocates charge NYC education officials delay orders to provide special education services

This article is a collaboration between Chalkbeat and THE CITY City education officials have blown the legal deadline to help students with disabilities at least 1,000 times — despite orders from administrative hearing officers, according to advocates who filed a motion in federal court Tuesday. The filing charges the city is in violation of a longstanding legal settlement from 2007 that… → Read More

If New York City eliminates gifted programs, here’s what could come next

The idea, experts said, is to create additional learning opportunities that foster curiosity for all students in a school instead of walling off opportunities for students labeled “gifted.” → Read More

Mayor de Blasio touts higher test scores for NYC students in universal pre-K

Students who attended Pre-K for All programs in the 2014-15 school year outperformed their peers who were not on this year’s New York state exams, officials said. → Read More

2019 state test scores are out. Find out how your NYC school fared.

In this searchable table, you can find scores for New York City schools serving grades 3 to 8. → Read More

NYC test scores inch upward as state releases assessment results

Slightly more New York City students in grades 3 to 8 passed their state exams this year than last. → Read More

Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions

The city will allow students to sit on waiting lists and is eliminating the second round of admissions. → Read More

Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions

The city will allow students to sit on waiting lists and is eliminating the second round of admissions. → Read More