Caroline Bauman, Chalkbeat New York

Caroline Bauman

Chalkbeat New York

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Caroline:

Ideas to power next school year in NYC: How can we use and improve remote learning?

7 lessons from the COVID era, and how they could inform how teachers teach and students learn → Read More

NYC students: Tell us how you think school buildings should reopen (or not) in the fall

Chalkbeat and WNYC/Gothamist want to hear from New York students on how they believe school leaders should work toward reopening buildings after the coronavirus led to mass closures this spring. → Read More

Tell us, New York: How’s the first week of remote learning going during the coronavirus era?

More than one million New York City students are slated to begin remote learning this week – an unprecedented move in response to the new coronavirus that will bring unique challenges and opportunities for New York families, students, and educators. → Read More

Tell us: What do school closures in the era of coronavirus mean for your life?

The coronavirus outbreak is changing the daily reality for schools and students across the country – especially as more and more schools close due to concerns related to Covid-19. In the midst of a chaotic time, we’re working to help you keep track of what’s happening. And we need your help. → Read More

This Memphis educator struggled to connect with a student, but a smile changed everything

When Deidra Hawkins was running a summer camp for young girls in Memphis, she remembers one particular student that she just didn’t know what to do with. Hawkins shared her story with Chalkbeat and more than 100 Memphians. → Read More

I’m building Chalkbeat’s community engagement strategy. Here’s why it matters – to us and our readers

Engagement is reporting with and for communities, not on or about them. And it's is baked into the core of Chalkbeat’s mission to provide essential reporting on schools across America, especially those serving children who have historically lacked access to a quality education. → Read More

With state approval, Journey Community Schools takes charge of students as Aspire leaves Memphis

At an event that felt like a school pride rally, Aspire Public Schools announced that the state department of education approved turning over its four schools to a new Memphis charter operator, Journey Community Schools. → Read More

All 30 schools in Tennessee’s turnaround district would exit by 2022 in a massive restructuring proposal

Tennessee wants to return 30 state-run charter schools to local districts in Memphis and Nashville no later than the fall of 2022, but also wants to retain its state-run district to possibly take over other chronically low-performing schools, says a proposal being unveiled this week. → Read More

State Board of Education’s leader recommends upholding closure verdict for Southwest Early College High

This vote will finally decide the fate of Southwest Early College High School more than three months after Shelby County Schools board members voted 5-3 to shut it down. → Read More

Freedom Prep launches fellowship in Memphis for leaders of color starting charter schools in their hometowns

The fellowship is Freedom Prep’s answer to calls for the 10-year-old charter organization to expand outside of Memphis, said founder Roblin Webb. It’s also her solution to getting more people like her, a black woman who launched schools where she grew up, into the charter business. → Read More

State-run district adds to list of Memphis school buildings with high lead levels, but most of its schools still need to test

Three Memphis schools in the Achievement School District have joined a growing list of buildings with water sources that contain unsafe lead levels, but the vast majority of schools in the district have yet to be tested. → Read More

State-run district adds to list of Memphis school buildings with high lead levels, but most of its schools still need to test

Three Memphis schools in the Achievement School District have joined a growing list of buildings with water sources that contain unsafe lead levels, but the vast majority of schools in the district have yet to be tested. → Read More

Here’s what some school leaders are doing to stop the yearly teacher shuffle in state-run schools

Over the past six years, half the teachers on average were new to the 30 schools in the Achievement School District, created to turn around the state’s lowest-performing schools. But the district – with three-quarters of its students coming from poverty – has struggled to make academic gains. → Read More

Charter leaders call special education funding for state-run schools a ‘Band-Aid solution,’ worry about future

Some charter leaders in the Achievement School District fear further state cuts could seriously affect special education programs in the state’s district of students with some of the highest needs. → Read More

Why creating an 'oasis' in his classroom is important to this Memphis teacher

C.J. Harris said that one of his greatest challenges as a teacher in Memphis is keeping students’ “trials and tribulations” far away from his classroom. → Read More

Tennessee considers tweaking school turnaround process by adding more support and regional superintendents

Any big changes would most affect the 11 charter school organizations that make up the Achievement School District, and the 9,700 students at those schools. → Read More

Shelby County Schools board votes 5-3 to shut down Southwest Early College High School, school plans appeal

The Shelby County Schools board is expected to vote on the charter revocation of Southwest Early College High School on Tuesday, but district board members weighted in during a grievance hearing Monday. → Read More

Five questions with the Memphis pastor on a mission to raise awareness around childhood trauma

Longtime pastor and community activist Charlie Caswell knows there isn’t a silver bullet for improving the lives of students in poverty in Shelby County, but he firmly believes he’s come as close as possible to finding one. → Read More

More funding, stronger accountability, better engagement: Memphians give input on the Achievement School District

Tuesday’s gathering was the first of the State Department of Education’s six-stop listening tour. Memphis is home to 28 of the 30 schools that make up the Achievement School District and would be most impacted by any changes the state decides to make following the tour. → Read More

What would you tell education leaders about the Achievement School District? We want to hear from you.

Chalkbeat Tennessee wants to know – what are your thoughts on the future of the Achievement School District, which is now in its eighth school year? → Read More