Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat

Christina Veiga


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Christina:

New law aims to shed light on sex and gender discrimination — and prevention — in NYC schools

New York City Council members will vote Thursday on a bill that would require schools to share prominently information about sex and gender discrimination and assault. → Read More

Facing backlash, Queens middle school integration plans are tweaked

The education department on Wednesday announced changes to the process that officials hope will lead to a plan to integrate middle schools in Queens District 28. → Read More

Looking for a public pre-K program in NYC? Odds are that you’ll find a good one, officials say.

Children placed in one of the city's free pre-K classrooms are likely to show skills linked to positive outcomes long term. → Read More

Crunched for space in a shared building, Queens counselors finally have private offices to meet with students

Finding private space for counseling can be difficult in co-located schools, but one school in Queens was finally able to build offices for its counselors. → Read More

After parent opposition, Queens integration plans are delayed

A controversial Queens middle school integration effort that garnered intense parent backlash has been delayed. → Read More

Brooklyn Tech names a new leader: David Newman, who served as acting principal

The country’s largest brick-and-mortar high school has a new leader: David Newman was appointed principal of Brooklyn Technical High School on Thursday. → Read More

Turning up the pressure for integration, NYC students plan citywide school boycott

Two student-led organizations, IntegrateNYC and Teens Take Charge, are joining forces for a daylong school strike planned for Mar. 18. → Read More

Facing low enrollment, Achievement First shuts a Crown Heights elementary school

The Achievement First charter network is shuttering a Crown Heights elementary school, saying it is simply too under-enrolled to be sustainable. → Read More

Lead paint testing begins in NYCHA community centers serving young children

Inspections will begin for dangerous lead paint conditions in almost 200 NYCHA community centers that serve young children. → Read More

Why integrating middle schools in Queens won’t follow Brooklyn’s footsteps

There’s a battle raging in the heart of Queens over integrating middle schools, in stark contrast to the comparatively placid effort northwest Brooklyn. → Read More

NYC educators: With budget cuts looming, tell us what you think about teacher training

NYC is considering cutting budgets for teacher training, so Chalkbeat wants to hear from educators about their experiences with professional development. → Read More

NYC parents have more time to apply to kindergarten. Here’s what you need to know.

The NYC education department extended the deadline for kindergarten applications. Here are some tips for navigating the process. → Read More

Background check backlog leaves students without after-care, special education teachers

In NYC, programs serving young children are struggling to get their staffers' background checks cleared after changes in the requirements led to a backlog of requests. → Read More

Mayor de Blasio’s budget proposal calls for cuts to NYC teacher training

A significant share of savings the city found in the education department’s budget are coming from shrinking teacher training. → Read More

A push to integrate Queens schools has ripped open a fight about race, resources, and school performance

In Queens District 28, plans to integrate middle schools have been met with loud opposition, but also some signs of support. → Read More

Same classroom, different salaries: Special education pre-K teachers earn dramatically less than than their general education co-teachers

NYC preschool teachers serving students with disabilities — arguably some of the children with the highest needs — are making the lowest salaries. → Read More

NYC Deputy Chancellor arrested, accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime

David Hay, the deputy chief of staff to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, was arrested Sunday on charges of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime → 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