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Education Reporter @NY1. I have ideas about dinner, my nose in a book, more sisters than you. When I'm serious, I'm very, very serious. But often, I'm not.

De Blasio Administration Quietly Cuts Tens of Thousands of Seats in Summer Programs — The de Blasio administration has quietly slashed tens of thousands of seats in summer programs, and many parents say the cuts came out of the blue. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. On the Upper West Side, 70 families have already enrolled in the summer program at the Joan of Arc Middle School campus.

Report: Hundreds of City Schools Fail to Provide Gym Teachers, Space for Physical Activity — As obesity numbers hit record highs, a new audit finds hundreds of city schools are failing to provide the space for kids to begin to get in shape-and the teachers to help them do it. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed this report. At P.S. 28 in the Bronx, there's reading, writing and math.

Pediatrician Returns to South Bronx Roots to Work With Community, Raise His Children — Most doctors who volunteer in high-poverty city schools don't have personal connections to the students or classrooms, but for one young pediatrician in the South Bronx, returning to P.S. 18 is as personal as it gets. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. Dr. Daniel Olivero grew up in public housing in the South Bronx.

Audit Finds Many School Safety Incidents Go Unreported in City — A new state audit is raising some serious safety concerns after it found the DOE failed to report hundreds of violent incidents and that when students go missing, too often nobody goes looking for them. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. Assaults, sexual offenses, weapons possession - inside city schools.

First Lady Aims to Renew Focus on Youth Mental Health in City Schools — The number of mental health clinics in schools has plunged in recent year, but advocates hope that First Lady Chirlane McCray's focus on mental health might turn that around. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed this report. At P.S.

Special Program Lets Kids Get Their Hands Dirty at School — Some city kids are getting their hands dirty at school as part of a special program known as the Edible Schoolyard. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report.

Regents Chancellor Challenges Cuomo on Teacher Evaluation Timeline — The state's highest education official is now challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo's timeline for overhauling teacher evaluations. Merryl Tisch, the Chancellor of the State Board of Regents, put out a memo this week calling the governor's timeline for implementing the new policy unrealistic. When it comes to education reform, Tisch has generally been on Cuomo's side.

Leaders of 'Opt-Out' Movement Celebrate as Sentiment Against High-Stakes Testing Grows — With a million students around the state poised for another round of common core standardized testing, parents gathered in Brooklyn on Tuesday for what they called a "celebration" of the anti-test movement. They said their numbers, and influence, are growing. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed this report.

De Blasio Administration Considers Picking Up Cost of SATs for Students — It may soon get a lot easier, and a lot cheaper, for city students to take the SAT. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed an exclusive story. At DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, just a quarter of juniors and seniors took the SAT last year.

Rift Widens Over Whether Students Should Take Standardized Tests — Tuesday marked the start of high stakes standardized testing in city schools, and the divide continues to grow over whether students should have to take the tests at all. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed this report. If you peered into classrooms at the Brooklyn New School Tuesday, you'd see students reading, writing poetry, solving math problems-everything except taking a test.
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May 21, 2015

This is a great sentence: "I hope over the next year to convince parents to help us help them understand why we test," Merryl Tisch.

May 21, 2015

RT @CrainsNewYork: On de Blasio's move to put moratorium on closing schools, Tisch says gut tells her its a mistake. #TischForum

May 20, 2015

RT @ChalkbeatNY: The State Education Department rejected 15 applications to open new charter schools

May 20, 2015

Principal's office w beautiful WPA-era stained glass butchered for air conditioner before @NYCSchools protected art.

May 20, 2015

RT @NY1: We're taking New Yorker of the Week nominations! If you know someone who would make a great honoree, send an email to

May 20, 2015

RT @bethfertig: Real Estate Class: Brooklyn Tech Students Learn Tenets of Development Through Unique Curriculum @LindseyChrist

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