Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New York

Reema Amin

Chalkbeat New York

New York, United States

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Recent articles by Reema:

Most NYC students will go to school 1, 2, or 3 days a week this fall. But key reopening details remain scarce.

New York City students will only attend school one to three days a week next school year, with the exact number rotating weekly based on student enrollment and building capacity, officials said Wednesday. → Read More

Back to school? Any NYC families can opt for full-time remote learning this fall

Allowing a full-time remote option is welcome news for families who are nervous about sending students back to buildings and the coronavirus. → Read More

Amid worries over internet access, NYC orders 40,000 more iPads ahead of summer school

Separately, elected officials are pushing internet service providers to extend through the end of 2020 the free deals they offered families early in the pandemic. → Read More

NYC summer jobs programs fear they won’t get state money under Albany’s last-minute rule changes

New York City had hoped to use state funding to cover 15,000 slots for its youth jobs program this summer. But new guidance from Albany on who’s eligible could prevent the city from using the... → Read More

‘Expect a lot of uncertainty’: Schools brace for cuts as NYC’s budget deadline approaches

The mayor has proposed cutting nearly $642 million from the education department next fiscal year. Much of that would fall on classroom instruction. → Read More

NYC summer youth jobs rely on state funds. But Albany won’t commit yet.

The state could direct certain federal funds to finance stipends for about 15,000 slots, but state officials haven’t decided whether they’ll release that money. → Read More

NYC youth programs face job cuts as budget details remain unknown

Without knowing how much money they can expect, providers of summer programs are cutting employees’ jobs and hours, → Read More

Here’s what reopening NYC schools could look like this fall, according to a memo from Carranza

New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday hinted at what restarting schools could look like in the fall: personal protective gear, trauma-informed approaches to teaching, a... → Read More

Will NY private schools receive extra coronavirus relief dollars? State sets timeline for decision.

New York state officials said they will decide in the next two weeks whether to follow federal guidance that would send additional coronavirus relief to private schools. → Read More

Cuomo waives state teacher and principal evaluations amid pandemic

The evaluations, which include classroom observations and student performance data, can influence tenure decisions and trigger firings. → Read More

Cuomo OKs in-person special education this summer, but unclear if NYC will opt in

It’s not clear if Gov. Cuomo’s executive order will nudge New York City education officials to offer in-person special education services this summer. → Read More

Cuomo said camps can reopen June 29, but programs for thousands of low-income New Yorkers might not have the funding

Gov. Cuomo said camps can reopen June 29, but programs for thousands of low-income New Yorkers might not have the funding to do it. → Read More

Here’s how NYC students and teachers are making sense of George Floyd’s killing

Students and educators alike are struggling with how to make sense of what’s happening and have important, but difficult conversations about race and violence. → Read More

NYC families are worried children will be cut off from school as free internet deals end

Some New York City students may soon find themselves without internet as free 60-day internet deals begin to expire. Families who face financial hardships fear losing the connection that enables... → Read More

Which NYC schools offer live instruction? Some leaders want the education department to keep track.

New York City schools officials don’t know how many of its 1 million public school students are receiving live instruction — and city officials said Wednesday that they want answers. → Read More

Decision on New York school reopenings won’t be made until July at the earliest, Cuomo says

The governor is requiring districts across New York to submit detailed plans to the state by July on how they would safely reopen schools in September. → Read More

DeVos guidance could shift $38 million in federal relief from NYC’s public schools to private ones, advocates say

If the state follows DeVos’s guidance on how districts should direct money to support private schools, New York City’s public schools could lose an estimated $38 million in federal pandemic relief dollars. → Read More

For some LGBTQ youth, school buildings were safer spaces than their homes. Now, they have nowhere to go.

As the pandemic has forced the closure of school buildings, some LGBTQ students have lost their only safe space, and are potentially around families who don’t know or support their sexual orientations or gender identities. → Read More

No current NYC educators named to Cuomo’s ‘reimagine education’ council

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday released the names of educators and others who would advise the state on its new effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to "reimagine education" in New York.... → Read More

Coronavirus fallout forces NYC to reconsider $19B in capital projects for schools

Facing a budget crisis resulting from the coronavirus, the city’s education department is rethinking spending for future capital projects, officials said Thursday night. The proposed capital plan,... → Read More