Savannah Robinson, Chalkbeat

Savannah Robinson


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Savannah:

Rise & Shine: With new leadership and funding, a school hopes to turn itself around

NEW HIRE Carranza has hired a former colleague to fill one of the new positions he created as part of his plan to restructure the department. Chalkbeat New York Post New York Daily News TURN AROUND With a new principal and increased funding, the DOE hopes to finally turn around a performing and visual arts school that … → Read More

Rise & Shine: New York parents, students, and families sound off on school survey

RESULTS ARE IN New York City has released the results of its annual school survey, which indicates how parents, students, and educators feel about the education system over the past year. Chalkbeat NO PROGRESS DOE officials say it’s too early to tell whether an initiative to help low-income students learn to read is proving effective, even … → Read More

Rise & Shine: Parents fight for Harlem schools as integration efforts pick up

BOOSTING HARLEM After passing an integration plan for District 3 middle schools, parents and education officials are turning their attention to boosting Harlem schools. Chalkbeat NO MORE CAMERAS The 140 school-zone speed cameras went dark yesterday, after weeks of protests and politicians calling for the senate to reconvene and reinstate the program. NY1 The cameras will … → Read More

Rise & Shine: Regents use retreat to discuss top policy goals

REGENTS RETREAT On their annual retreat in Albany, the New York Board of Regents discussed potential changes to make to existing policy and their top goals moving forward. Chalkbeat HOW I LEAD The principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School describes the practices her community uses to improve self awareness and mindfulness. Chalkbeat SPEED CAMERAS Opinion: … → Read More

Rise & Shine: To screen or not to screen, parents wonder

MIXED FEELINGS As community members in District 15 call for changes to the admissions process in their middle schools, parents share their opinions on the changes proposed. The Wall Street Journal KEEP THE TEST The Community Education Council 26 passed a resolution that rejected Mayor De Blasio’s plan to scrap the specialized high school admissions … → Read More

Rise & Shine: Why students need social studies

SOCIAL STUDIES Including social studies in the curriculum will help teachers prepare their students for critical conversations. Chalkbeat SPEED CAMERAS Senator Marty Golden called for the state Senate to reconvene and pass the speed camera bill, which would install more speed cameras in school zones and keep existing ones. Brooklyn Reporter ASIAN-AMERICAN EDUCATORS Opinion: In … → Read More

Rise & Shine: As summer school starts, speed cameras are set to disappear from school zones

OVERLOOKING ASIANS Many Asian-Americans say their stake in specialized high schools should make them a larger part of the conversation around de Blasio’s plan. The New York Times SUMMER SCHOOL Students have begun to prep for the specialized high school test at the A+ test prep academy in order to snag a spot at one … → Read More

Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools

If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long. → Read More

The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change

Nearly all of the students, who benefitted from their success on the test, felt some emotional connection to the exam. And plenty of them also acknowledged the need for more diversity. → Read More