Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

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.


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.


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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City Holds First Spanish-Only Info Session on Specialized High Schools

Friday, August 17, 2018

“I want our community to have the information, the support so that your students have the opportunity to go to these schools,” Chancellor Carranza said in Spanish.

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New York Teens Talk School Sports

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WNYC invited a few athletes to discuss uneven sports funding across the public school system. Why, for example, do small schools with black and Latino students have so few options? 

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Summer Interns: Did You Thrive or Barely Survive?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Was your dream internship hampered by living in one the most expensive cities in the country? Or did you find clever ways to get by? Tell us your intern stories!

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More High Schools Adjust Admissions to Increase Student Diversity

Friday, August 03, 2018

To better integrate New York City classrooms, education officials are adjusting admissions at 11 schools, giving priority to low-income kids and those still learning English. 

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A Bootcamp for a Big Break...into a Performing Arts High School

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The boot camp is a partnership between Lincoln Center and NYC's Department of Education to help students land a spot at one of the city’s 25 performing arts high schools.


Summer Test-Prep Programs Are the...[Insert Superlative]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Thousands of New York City students are taking a free class to get ready for a high school entrance exam. Hear how they’re coping with grammar lessons on a hot summer day.

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Who Finds Out About Summer Test Prep Can Depend on Race

Monday, July 30, 2018

There’s a huge divide when it comes to information about the test that determines admission to specialized high schools — and it seems to fall along racial lines.  

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Policy Change for NYC's Specialized High Schools

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beenish Ahmed and Wesley Yang discuss the de Blasio administration's plan to designate seats for black and Latino students in NYC's specialized high schools. 

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Asian-American New Yorkers Rally in Opposition to Reform of Elite Specialized High Schools

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Mayor de Blasio has triggered an outcry from New York's Asian-American community when he unveiled a proposal to change the city’s specialized high school admissions policy.


Another Zuccotti Park-Style Encampment, This Time Over Immigration

Monday, July 02, 2018

The group offers connections to legal help, food and medical support.


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."

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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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