Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat

Christina Veiga

Chalkbeat

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Chalkbeat
Past:
  • Chalkbeat New York
  • The Miami Herald
  • News Democrat
  • Chalkbeat Indiana
  • TriCityHerald
  • The Ledger-Enquirer
  • el Nuevo Herald
  • WPTV

Recent articles by Christina:

Founder of Brooklyn’s high-performing Ascend charter network out as CEO

The founder of Ascend charter schools, a high-performing Brooklyn network that serves more than 5,500 students, is out as CEO, Ascend’s board announced Friday. → Read More

In a district fighting for integration, a plan to merge two East Village schools falls apart

Parents at P.S. 34 fought plans to merge with East Village Community School, showing how difficult it can be to integrate New York City schools. → Read More

NYC is dedicating $32M to rethinking schools. What kind of innovation would you like to see?

Chalkbeat wants to hear from you: What should innovation look like in schools? Is innovation even what today’s classrooms need? → Read More

NYC is dedicating $32M to rethinking schools. What kind of innovation would you like to see?

Chalkbeat wants to hear from you: What should innovation look like in schools? Is innovation even what today’s classrooms need? → Read More

City, labor leaders announce deal to close pay gaps for NYC pre-K teachers in Head Start programs

Hundreds of New York City pre-K teachers who work in Head Start programs could receive a significant pay boost under a proposed labor agreement announced Thursday. → Read More

City unveils map of proposed school zones in Brooklyn’s District 15, hints that a decision could be delayed

Along with a map of the potential changes came suggestions that a decision could be delayed so that a more diverse group of families could weigh in. → Read More

NYC schools will be closed on Monday, Dec. 23, following complaints about a one-day week

The education department has updated the school calendar so that classes are now canceled the day before Christmas Eve. → Read More

Brooklyn’s District 16 urges mayor, chancellor to phase out the gifted program they once fought to create

It’s a remarkable turn for a district that once fought for gifted classes in their schools. → Read More

NYC schools find out last-minute: field trips to the Global Climate Strike aren’t allowed

The education department is prohibiting field trips to the Global Climate Strike on Friday, according to a last-minute notice sent to schools. → 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

NYC preschools are training teachers what to do if immigration authorities come knocking

In a climate of fear for immigrants, preschools can be a vital link for families. → Read More

State rejects claims that students were unfairly denied admission to NYC’s elite high schools

The state education department has dismissed an appeal challenging New York City’s integration plans for its elite specialized high schools. → Read More

New York’s gifted program is at the center of a new round of diversity debates. Here’s how it works.

A proposal to eliminate gifted programs to help integrate New York City schools is sparking intense debate. The programs are almost a reverse image of citywide enrollment: Only 21% of students in the programs are black or Hispanic, compared with 66% citywide. Gifted education is seen as a magnet for enticing → Read More

School diversity group: NYC should phase out gifted programs, curb selective screening in admissions

The group is recommending phasing out gifted programs and significantly reducing the use of competitive admissions screens. → Read More

Harlem, Upper West Side district at the center of middle school integration battle gets new leadership

Ilene Altschul will step down Monday as leader of the district that spans the Upper West Side and part of Harlem, leaving new leadership to steer integration plans. → 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

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

This Flushing pre-K teacher uses WeChat and dumpling-making to connect with his students and their families

Andy Yung is one of the few men nationwide who teaches pre-K. He puts extra effort into connecting with his students and their families, many of whom are immigrants. → Read More