Sophia Chang

Sophia Chang is a reporter at Gothamist. 

Sophia Chang appears in the following:

This Week in Politics: The politics of yeshivas

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The topic of ultra-Orthodox Jewish yeshivas took center stage in Albany this week.

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Brooklyn scientist tries out ‘rock dust’ to grow better garden and fight carbon pollution

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Studies show basalt rock dust can capture carbon while also increasing crop yields. So an urban gardener is experimenting with it in Brooklyn.


Hoping to escape pandemic’s shadow, NYC youths look forward to a ‘lighthearted’ summer

Friday, July 01, 2022

"I just want to do better for myself. I want to get a job and move forward with life. You know?"


Parents seeking early COVID vaccines for kids under 5 strike out as NYC websites lag

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

No appointments for the pediatric shots, which carry a smaller dosage than the adult version, had emerged on the NYC Vaccine Finder website as of Tuesday afternoon.


As giant trash bins come to NYC, will the city’s garbage heaps become a thing of the past?

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

New details emerge on a $1.3-million pilot program that hopes to end the practice of dumping garbage and recycling bags onto sidewalks.


Back-To-School Update

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The latest on NYC's back-to-school plans.

What New York City School Parents Need To Know About COVID Classroom Policies

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

New York City public school students return to the classroom in less than two weeks. 


NYC's New COVID Vaccine Passport Simply A 'Glorified Photo Storage App,' Critics Say

Friday, August 06, 2021

New York City will soon require vaccination before people can partake in activities like indoor dining. But cybersecurity experts are worried about the city’s new vaccine passport.


Plans For Homeless Shelter On Billionaire's Row Can Move Forward After Court Rejects Lawsuit

Sunday, May 30, 2021

The city can move forward with plans for a homeless shelter near Billionaires' Row.


City Landmarks Fifth Avenue Headquarters Of NAACP And Washington Heights Church

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The city has landmarked an Episcopal church in Washington Heights and the Fifth Avenue building that housed the NAACP’s early national headquarters.


School Re-Opening Updates

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Gothamist reporter Sophia Chang joins to give updates on school re-openings across the city and take calls. 


NYC Launches New Free Summer Program To Help Prepare Students For Return To School

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The program will seek to address some of the academic and emotional toll from more than a year of pandemic-wrought school upheaval, school officials said.


NYC's Hybrid Learning Plans Explained

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sophia Chang with the latest in NYC school news.


NYC's Middle Schoolers Poised To Return To Classrooms As More Educators Get Vaccinated For COVID-19

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

With New York City’s public middle schools reopening Thursday, there's new hope that high schoolers can return as well.


Civil Rights Advocates Sue Over City's District 75 System for Students With Disabilities

Friday, February 05, 2021

Civil rights advocates are suing a system of New York City public schools that are specifically for students with disabilities.


NYC's Learning Bridges Childcare Program Now Open For Fully-Remote Students

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The program was intended to help essential workers and other parents of blended learning students, but has been under-enrolled.


Big Changes to NYC Middle School Admissions

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Sophia Chang discusses the big changes for middle school admissions.

New York City Education Updates

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 Reporters Jessica Gould and Sophia Chang discuss the state of New York City public schools.


Another New York City School Reopening Delay Continues to Confuse Parents and Teachers

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Elementary schools will now start on Sept. 29. Middle and high school will start two days later. Only 3-K, Pre-K, and District 75 are back in class on Monday.


NYC Schools Prepare to Open

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A closer look at the hygiene and ventilation in New York City schools as they prepare to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.