Reema Amin, Chalkbeat

Reema Amin

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New York, United States

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Former NYC education official charged with sex crimes lied about prior job trouble, probe finds

As a result of the city probe into Hay’s hiring, Special Commissioner of Investigation Anastasia Coleman is recommending five policy changes to vetting job candidates. → Read More

Thousands of NYC immigrant youth didn’t enroll in school. Advocates want to fix that.

Thousands of immigrant students did not enroll in school upon arriving in New York, according to new data released Wednesday by the Migration Policy Institute. → Read More

There’s a math test scheduled for Earth Day. Some NY lawmakers want to change that.

The letter, sent Thursday, also asks state officials to encourage districts to allow “teach-ins” about climate change on Earth Day, which is Wednesday, April 22. → Read More

New Yorkers prefer wealth tax over school cuts, teachers unions say

The push for a billionaire’s tax comes as advocates, city officials, and state lawmakers worry that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal would shift the giant Medicaid pro → Read More

Hundreds of NYC schools repeatedly tested positive for peeling lead paint, records reveal

The findings revealed troubling questions about how lead remediation is conducted in schools, observers say. → Read More

NYC spends a record $28K per student, but the state is footing a smaller portion of that bill

New York City spends more per student than any of the nation’s 100 largest school districts, $28,808 on average. → Read More

NYC schools can’t ban mini skirts or ‘distracting’ clothing, but dress codes do it anyway: study

What happened to Oumou highlights how dress code policies can vary across the city, and how students may be disciplined for violating them – or pushing back. → Read More

Amid $6B shortfall, Cuomo pitches smaller increase in education spending, new funding formula

The pitch, for a total $28.5 billion in state education funding, is less than half of what the state’s education policymakers and advocacy groups have called for. → Read More

SEE: Find your NYC’s schools 2019 graduation rate

See how your district or charter school fared using our searchable database. → Read More

NYC’s 2019 graduation rate inches up to 77%

New York City’s graduation rate inched up as the percentage of students who earned diplomas reached 77.3%, according to state data released Thursday. → Read More

NYC councilman calls on city to let PTA share funds

Treyger’s asks could hit a nerve for parents who are not keen on sharing funds they’ve raised with other schools that bring in significantly less money. → Read More

To help clear over 10,000 backlogged special education cases, state could ease requirements for hearing officers

State officials presented some solutions, including no longer requiring hearing officers be attorneys, boosting their pay, and requiring them to handle a certain number o → Read More

A ‘seal of civic readiness’ should be option for high school diploma, New York task force says

Its recommendation, presented to the Regents on Monday at their monthly meeting, comes amid a growing focus on improving civics education across the United States. → Read More

Albany primer: Here are the big NYC education issues to watch in the new legislative session

As New York’s state lawmakers make their way back to Albany, they’ll be mulling two big New York City education items: school funding and the specialize high schools. → Read More

Find out how much your school’s PTA raises (or doesn’t)

The data, released for the first time Monday, lays bare the funding disparities between schools in wealthy neighborhoods and those in higher poverty ZIP codes. → Read More

Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New York City, new report finds

The study, out of Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research, assessed the impact of universal free lunch on students who previously didn’t have access to them. → Read More

Eight NYC schools are awarded the National Blue Ribbon honor

Of the 362 schools awarded the honor nationwide, federal officials picked four city charter schools and four district schools, sprinkled across four boroughs. → Read More

We listened to NYC parents. Here’s what we learned about special education.

About two dozen New York City parents, children, and education policy experts gathered to talk about what's working and what's not with the special education system. → Read More

Ahead of public charge rule, City Council tasks schools with providing resources to immigrant families

A bill passed in the City Council would require the public schools to give students “educational materials” about the new federal public charge rule. → Read More

Mayor de Blasio: Testing four-year-olds for gifted programs is a ‘real concern’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said using a single test to determine if 4-year-olds qualify for city gifted and talented programs is “a real concern" → Read More