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Lindsey Christ

New York City
Education Reporter — NY1
As seen in: NY1

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.

As Standardized Testing Begins, Parents and Teachers' Unions Urge Students to Opt Out — State standardized tests begin tomorrow for students in third through eighth grades - but after 200,000 students opted out of the exams last year, the debate is raging over the value of the tests - and whether students should take them at all. It was a massive protest - that led to real change.

More than 1,000 Pre-K Teachers Train on How Children Learn Through the Arts — With universal pre-k now in its first full year of operation, the de Blasio administration is focusing on training the thousands of new teachers hired to make the program work. Our education reporter, Lindsey Christ, has the story. Over the past two weeks, 160 grown-ups have attempted to get off the reading rug and move their bodies like 4-year-olds.

De Blasio Administration Numbers: City Public Schools Suspending Fewer Students — Amid debates about school safety, the de Blasio administration has released new numbers that the city's public schools are suspending dramatically fewer students. NY1's education reporter, Lindsey Christ, has the story. Student suspensions were down 32 percent this past summer and fall compared to the same period a year earlier.

State Board of Regents Elects Bronx Educator as New Chancellor — A Bronx educator critical of standardized testing has been elected to lead the State Board of Regents, marking a major shift for the powerful policy-making board. NY1's Education Reporter Lindsey Christ explains. Monday morning, the 17-member Board of Regents, elected a new leader, signaling the official start of a new era for state education policy.

New Data Reveal NYPD Seized More Weapons from City Students Last School Year — New data reveal the police department seized more weapons from students in city schools last academic year - and some parents say they are worried the numbers this year will be even worse. NY1's education reporter, Lindsey Christ, has the story. Tuesday, a semi-automatic pistol was confiscated from an 11-year-old at PS 40 in Queens.

City Expands CUNY Fatherhood Academy — The city has expanded a program aimed at getting men who didn't graduate from high school back into the classroom, men who all share the common connection of being young fathers. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. Christian Ortiz's life is run by a tiny 2-year-old.

Rollout of Elementary School Breakfast Program Far From Smooth — Hunger experts say a new Department of Education policy could make a big difference for the city's neediest children. But as of now, many parents - and teachers - are not on-board. NY1's Education Reporter Lindsey Christ has the story. At many elementary schools across the city this year, students eat the first meal of the day at their desks.

Pilot Program Provides Tampons and Sanitary Napkins in Some School Bathrooms — For the first time, the Department of Education will be stocking some school bathrooms with free tampons and sanitary napkins. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. At the High School for Arts and Business in Corona, Queens, the principal credits a few machines in the bathroom with boosting her attendance rate by nearly 3 percentage points.

City Officials Say Years of Battling West Nile Has Them Better Prepared for Potential of Zika Virus — City officials say that after years of battling the West Nile virus, they are better prepared for the potential of a new mosquito-born threat - the Zika virus - and as the weather gets warmer, those preparations are heating up. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report.

City Plans New Classroom Space to Help Ease School Overcrowding, Knowing It Won't Be Enough to Solve the Problem — Mayor Bill de Blasio's new plan to tackle school overcrowding calls for a dramatic expansion in the number of classrooms but his own deputies acknowledge it won't solve the problem. NY1's education reporter, Lindsey Christ has more. More than 500,000 city children attend a public school that is overcrowded.
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Apr 19, 2016

A month before their due date, these guys were among the youngest to sport #ivoted stickers. #NYPrimary @NY1

Apr 04, 2016

RT @JonCampbellGAN: Not rain nor sleet nor snow can keep @ZackFinkNews from getting his shot of lawmakers sauntering down State Street.

Mar 31, 2016

RT @katetaylornyt: Some advocates will hail decline in suspensions in NYC schools, but pro-charter groups likely to say city is tolerating…

Mar 29, 2016

RT @ChalkbeatNY: Teachers unions @UFT, @nysut dodge a bullet with Supreme Court’s split decision 

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