Beenish Ahmed

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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. 

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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.

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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." 


New Schools Chancellor Leaves Behind Troubled Schools in Houston

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Houston school officials were facing enough trouble as it was, but then their leader surprised them by choosing New York City over them. 


Uncertain About Their Own Futures, DACA Teachers Find Special Connection with Students

Monday, March 05, 2018

One teacher said her job is to get her students to believe they can grow up to do anything. Being unsure about whether or not she’ll be able to keep her job makes that harder to do.


Miami Schools Chief Tapped to Replace Chancellor Fariña

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mayor de Blasio has announced that Alberto Carvalho, the Miami-Dade school superintendent, will be next to lead New York City schools.


New York City Graduation Rate Sees Modest Climb

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Just over 71 percent of high school seniors graduated in four years and fewer of them dropped out last school year.  

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'A Wily Virus' Attacks New York

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The state health department has counted nearly 12,000 infections — twice as many flu infections so far this season as the previous four years.

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Mother-Daughter Love for Judy Blume

Monday, February 05, 2018

The iconic YA novelist turns 80 this month, but her writing feels as fresh as ever to the young girls just discovering it.