Sarah Darville, Chalkbeat

Sarah Darville

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • Chalkbeat
  • FiveThirtyEight
  • Chalkbeat New York

Past articles by Sarah:

‘Everything is different now’: Stoneman Douglas librarian reflects one month after shooting

One month ago, Diana Haneski was hiding in an equipment closet at Stoneman Douglas High School. She’s the school’s media specialist, and when the lockdown was announced she herded students into the closet, where she texted family members and waited, listening to the sounds of helicopters overhead. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting that day at her Parkland, Florida, school. In the days… → Read More

‘Everything is different now’: Stoneman Douglas librarian reflects one month after shooting

One month ago, Diana Haneski was hiding in an equipment closet at Stoneman Douglas High School. She’s the school’s media specialist, and when the lockdown was announced she herded students into the closet, where she texted family members and waited, listening to the sounds of helicopters overhead. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting that day at her Parkland, Florida, school. In the days… → Read More

A Chalkbeat roundtable: The promise and perils of charter networks like Success Academy

Elizabeth’s piece outlined her conclusions after more than a decade of reporting about charter school networks, and more specifically the […] → Read More

A Chalkbeat roundtable: The promise and perils of charter networks like Success Academy

Elizabeth’s piece outlined her conclusions after more than a decade of reporting about charter school networks, and more specifically the […] → Read More

What is Betsy DeVos’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? Her Wyoming speech offers clues

Her vision is all about parents having lots of options — and for many of those schools to serve one […] → Read More

Betsy DeVos offers first comment on DACA ending, says DREAMers should ‘take courage’

“I understand they’re here not by their own volition, and yet they are serious about pursuing their education,” DeVos said. → Read More

‘A revolutionary level of trust’: Empower Schools CEO on how Tennessee could partner to turn around Chattanooga schools

When state education officials met Thursday with Chattanooga leaders to discuss their newest idea for how to improve struggling schools […] → Read More

Budget deal would spare AmeriCorps, which supports thousands of schools

Schools and education nonprofits that rely on AmeriCorps workers may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief — […] → Read More

Rave reviews: Here are the states, schools, and programs that have gotten Betsy DeVos’s seal of approval

In her speeches, she’s been citing program after program that she supports, often with remarkable specificity. → Read More

Why the Trump administration wants school districts to change their budgets — and how Title I could stand in the way

In calling for student-based budgeting, Trump joins a host of big-city school leaders and education reformers. → Read More

Betsy DeVos’s second week at the U.S. Education Department: What you need to know

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s second full week on the job was characterized by mixed messages. → Read More

Dear Secretary: Your messages to Betsy DeVos, as she begins her job overseeing the U.S. education department

Many of you wanted DeVos to know that the school where you work or send your children is working. → Read More

As crisis over Trump’s immigrant order mounts, what America’s teachers of refugee students want you to know

Before and after Trump’s order this week, we asked several of those teachers to tell about their jobs, their students, […] → Read More

What We Learned (And Didn’t) About Betsy DeVos At Her Confirmation Hearing

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next secretary of education spent more than three hours before the nation Tuesday night trying to recast herself as “mainstream.” After weeks of ske… → Read More

Serve or steer clear? Education reformers grapple with the Trump conundrum

The group said it would support a Democrat for education secretary only if Trump “disavows his prior statements” and makes […] → Read More

‘Will I be deported?’ Inside America’s classrooms in the wake of Trump’s win

After campaign in which Trump talked about ramping up deportations, teachers at schools that serve immigrants faced intensely personal questions. → Read More

How educators are handling this complicated, emotional day in America, in their own words

Here’s a glimpse of what the day has looked like so far, from teachers and education leaders who’ve begun to […] → Read More

Is it getting hot in here? If so, you’re less likely to pass a high-stakes test

Looking at 4.5 million exams taken over 13 years, a researcher concluded that students are almost 11 percent more likely […] → Read More

In a shift, new rules make it easier for New York City students to switch schools

Parents can now request a new school for their child if he or she “is not progressing or achieving academically […] → Read More

Terence Crutcher was a KIPP parent, and the charter school network urges action

“This is beyond a tragedy. It is an outrage,” KIPP CEO Richard Barth wrote. → Read More