Monica Disare, Chalkbeat

Monica Disare

Chalkbeat

Munnsville, NY, United States

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  • Chalkbeat
  • Chalkbeat New York
  • The Atlantic

Past articles by Monica:

Prestigious and public, the Hunter College schools charge hefty fees and admit few poor students

As New York City engages in a lively debate about the lack of diversity at eight elite city high schools, Hunter’s disparities are starker. → Read More

Rise & Shine: New York City students celebrate the last day of school

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, or forward to a friend who cares about public education. GREATEST HITS We took a look back at the 15 biggest education stories this school year. Chalkbeat CHILDHOOD TRAUMA A Brooklyn principal discusses how schools can help students cope with … → Read More

Judge strikes down rule allowing some New York charter schools to certify their own teachers

The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy. → Read More

Rise & Shine: Donations to the city's education department are dropping

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, or forward to a friend who cares about public education. TEACHER EVALS There’s only two days left in the state legislative session. Could teacher evaluations be in for another overhaul? Here’s what you need to know. Chalkbeat … → Read More

Rise & Shine: Success Academy continues to battle for classroom space

FOLLOW THE NUMBERS Just two middle schools get more students into specialized high schools than the city’s 10 poorest districts combined. That’s just one statistic from Chalkbeat’s breakdown of where specialized high school students come from. Chalkbeat CHARTER SPACE Success Academy officials called the chancellor’s response to their space request a “nonresponse.” New York Daily News … → Read More

While revealing $7 billion education plan, Nixon criticizes schools that leave kids ‘destined for jail’

Here’s what you should know about Nixon’s plan for New York’s K-12 schools. → Read More

Senate Majority Leader proposes new teacher evaluation bill — but it comes with charter school concessions

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released an overhaul teacher evaluations — but it has strings attached that will make it hard for some lawmakers to accept. → Read More

Specialized high school admissions bill is on hold until next year, Heastie says

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he would take up the issue next session, likely stymying any chance that the bill will come before the Assembly this year for a vote. → Read More

Specialized high school admissions bill is on hold until next year, Heastie says

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he would take up the issue next session, likely stymying any chance that the bill will come before the Assembly this year for a vote. → Read More

How one Manhattan district has preserved its own set of elite high schools

The laser-focus on specialized schools leaves out hundreds of other schools and programs across the system whose policies also segregate students by race and class. → Read More

De Blasio’s specialized school proposal spurs outrage in Asian communities

Opponents of the mayor's plan rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday. → Read More

In Albany circus, can Mayor Bill de Blasio get specialized high school legislation passed?

Experts and politicians agree that, with less than a month left in the legislative session, the change is unlikely to happen this year but it could happen next year. → Read More

Everybody is talking about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Here’s what it looks like

The test stands at the center of a contentious debate that blew open last weekend over the stark underrepresentation of black and Hispanic students there. → Read More

Carranza didn’t expect ‘screening’ comments to create such an uproar

“I didn’t know it was going to be such a big deal.” → Read More

If Carranza wants to take on screening in New York City, here are 5 things he could do

The chancellor could eliminate District 2 priority, change specialized high school admissions, or reduce the share of screened schools. → Read More

Charter schools advocates’ next push: Funding for school security

Advocates are asking the City Council to revise a city law in order to help fund charter school security needs. → Read More

In New York, students of color lack access to advanced coursework, new analysis finds

New York’s black and Latino students are denied access to advanced coursework, including math, science, music, and foreign language classes, according to a new analysis. → Read More

Fifty years ago, teacher oustings that led to New York City’s massive teacher strikes

Fifty years ago, 19 letters forever altered the course of New York City’s public schools. → Read More

Fifty years ago, teacher oustings that led to New York City’s massive teacher strikes

Fifty years ago, 19 letters forever altered the course of New York City’s public schools. → Read More

New York’s State Senate Majority Leader doesn’t endorse teacher evaluation legislation – but doesn’t rule out action either

With his statement, Flanagan leaves the door open for passing a bill this session, but possibly with changes or strings attached. → Read More