Eliza Shapiro is a reporter covering New York City education. She joined The New York Times in 2018. She grew up in New York and attended public and private schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
By Eliza Shapiro
Los Angeles will eliminate a third of its school police officers, joining cities like Seattle, Denver and Minneapolis that took action after Black Lives Matter protests.
By Jill Cowan, Shawn Hubler and Kate Taylor
This was featured in live coverage.
Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.
The decision will put about 62,000 more students back in classrooms, meaning that a quarter of the city’s 1 million public school students will be learning in person by March.
About 62,000 students who signed up for in-person classes last year will be able to return to classrooms starting Feb. 25.
By Eliza Shapiro, Erica L. Green and Juliana Kim
Deep-seated mistrust among Black families toward their public school districts is holding back school reopening, even as Black children suffer inordinately from remote learning.
By deferring decisions on desegregating schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed those choices onto his successor — and into the race to replace him.