Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

Record Absentee Votes Cast in the Mexican Election But Some in New York Feel Far Removed

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Nearly 181,000 registered to cast votes in some of nearly 1,800 races.


Teachers, Alumni Support HS Tutoring Program Changes

Friday, June 15, 2018

At least a few Brooklyn Tech teachers back moves to expand access to the city's top schools.

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Albany Tables Bill to End Specialized High School Test

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Critics say it's no surprise that lawmakers took a pass on the legislation for now, given that the mayor introduced his plan during the waning days of the current legislative session.


City Council Demands School Metal Detector Data From NYPD

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

"This was not a recommendation to the police department,” City Council Member Mark Treygar told WNYC. “This is a law."


Outrage, Applause Greets de Blasio's Bid to Reform Elite High Schools

Monday, June 04, 2018

Some alumni expressed concern that the proposal to end the test-based policy would make it so there’s nothing special about specialized high schools anymore.

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A Class Debates the Importance of Having Male Teachers

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A teacher and his students weigh what it takes to connect — and how much race should play a role.

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Black Stuyvesant Alumni Reflect On Dismal Representation At Their High School

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ten out of 902 seats at the competitive high school were offered to black students for the fall. It wasn't always like that. Some notable black alumni recall how Stuy was for them.

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America's Largest School Districts Try for Bold Reforms

Thursday, May 03, 2018

With school protests simmering across the country, America's two largest school systems, Los Angeles and New York City, are charting new courses for the future.  


Report: School Choice Makes NYC Schools More Segregated

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

A study of enrollment data for New York City finds that 40 percent of students do not attend their zoned neighborhood school for kindergarten. 

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A Bronx High School Protests Its Closure

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“If the school closes down, I’m not gunna go to school no more,” one Crotona Academy Student said.


Schools Chancellor Implores City Students Not to Walk Out on Friday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Richard Carranza said the walkout to commemorate the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting is different from last month's walkout to honor Parkland victims. 

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After #MeToo, A Teacher Tackles Gender Roles In Her Classroom

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For one teacher, the #MeToo movement seemed to be everywhere — except in her Lower Manhattan high school. So she brought the debate to her students. 


Chancellor Carranza Talked to Students About What Matters to Them

Monday, April 16, 2018

He failed in the most endearing way. 


Schools Chancellor Responds to Parent Concerns Around Safety and Segregation

Friday, April 13, 2018

Richard Carranza spent his second week on the job meeting with educators, students, and parents. 

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Advocates: Law Could Spell Lower Standards for Yeshivas

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Advocates plan a lawsuit to overturn an 11th-hour amendment that allows orthodox Jewish schools to lower educational standards. 

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Schools Chancellor Speaks Teacher to Teacher in First Public Address

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

“It's especially important to me today, that on the second day on the job for me, that I have an opportunity to speak to my colleagues,” Richard Carranza said. 


Domestic Abusers in New York Won't Be Allowed to Own Guns Any More

Monday, April 02, 2018

Individuals convicted of misdemeanors will not be able to receive a new gun permit or get an old one renewed.

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Thirty Years After Genital Cutting, a New Jersey Woman Asks Her Mother Why

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

As a little girl, Maryah Haidery was subjected to a small cut to the clitoris because her mother believed it to be an essential part of her faith.


New Yorkers Take to the Streets as Part of "March for Our Lives"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tens of thousands of students, parents, teachers, and others rallied in Manhattan Saturday to join in a growing global call to end gun violence.

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De Blasio Says New Schools Chief Admitted to Lawsuit Before He Was Hired

Friday, March 09, 2018

Carranza allegedly engaged "in inappropriate flirtatious conduct with a female colleague from another school in the district who was not his wife."