Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

Brooklyn Families Adjust to Changes in Middle School Admissions Process

Monday, December 03, 2018

Some families are on top of the new way to apply while others are just learning about efforts to better integrate middle schools in District 15.

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Head of New York Fed Gets Scoop on the Bronx Economy

Monday, November 26, 2018

The president of the bank heard from high schoolers as part of his introduction to the region.

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For The Stonewall Park Ranger, The Job Is Personal

Friday, November 16, 2018

Park Ranger Jamie Adams wants people to realize the history of the LGBTQ rights movement isn't all that old. 

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As Homeless Students Spread Across NYC, Support Is Stretched Thin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Many students in temporary housing live in areas beyond the reach of networks created to support them.

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New Schools Capital Plan Aims To Increase School Accessibility, Reduce Overcrowding

Thursday, November 01, 2018

School leaders say their next five-year plan directly responds to family and staff concerns.

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Studying for the Specialized High School Test Is a Family Affair

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some parents worry the high-stakes test puts too much pressure on teenagers. Others seem more worried than their kids. 

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Schools Chancellor Promises Better Bus Service

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The NYC Department of Education has ordered an audit of how it contracts with bus companies.

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New York City and Teachers Union Reach Deal on New Labor Contract

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The agreement, which affects nearly one-third of the city’s labor force, addresses teacher retention, especially in difficult school environments.  

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Mayor: New York Test Scores Show Schools 'Steadily Improving'

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Less than half of New York City students met state standards in the 2018 math and English tests. 

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Chancellor Says He's Aggressively Taking on School Bus Issues

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"What I don't want to do is put another Band-Aid on anything,” he said.

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Sweeping School Desegregation Plan Approved in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Middle schools will no longer grant admission based on grades, test scores and attendance across District 15, which spans Park Slope, Red Hook and Sunset Park. 

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School Bus Drivers are Late and Lost in Queens

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In one instance, a driver closed the bus doors and asked the children how to get to their school. The next day, an 8th grader had to guide a different lost driver back onto his route.

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Signal Delays Disrupted Subways Almost Every Day in August, Advocates Say

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Riders Alliance looked at the MTA's own alerts to find the problem on all but Aug. 23, and even that day had issues.

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Student-Performers Reflect on Housing Instability Through Music

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A  composer worked with students to write songs about home and housing instability based on the kids' real-life experiences.  

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Federal Funds Shrink for Low-Income Students

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

More New York City schools qualify for federal Title 1 funding but there is less money to go around.

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NYC Schools Open Doors to New School Year, New Leader

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The first day of school can be exciting: new backpacks, new friends, new chances. But it can be bittersweet, too.

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Racial Disparities Persist in Physical Education for City Students

Friday, August 31, 2018

If the city got a grade for the percentage of elementary students getting the required amount of gym, it would be an D.

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NYC Schools Chancellor Promises Parents More Outreach and Accountability

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In an exclusive interview with WNYC, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says families and school staff should expect to see a more responsive school system this year.

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New Teachers Say They Have a Bad Case of the Back-to-School Jitters

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

“It's pressure for us, because we have all of those 25 or 30 sets of eyes that are gunna look at us, like ok, what you got for us?" one teacher said.

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Summer Interns in NYC Learned a Lot — Including How to Live on Nearly Nothing

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

One intern described life in a studio apartment crammed with four single beds. 

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