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Sahalie Donaldson

is an associate City Hall reporter at City & State New York.

New York City

Policy

The biggest questions addressed at the City Council hearing on asylum-seekers

As New York City prepares a tent shelter in the Bronx, officials from Eric Adams administration testified about the location, transportation, and services provided

New York City

Policy

NYC overhauls controversial schools admissions process for middle schools, selective high schools

Schools Chancellor David Banks said the controversial process was replaced with one that rewards the highest academic achievers, as well as increases transparency and fairness.

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Policy

Overwhelmed with migrant arrivals, NYC has planned tent shelter to be built in a Bronx flood zone

Road leading to the isolated Orchard Beach parking lot has been dubbed by locals “Lake Orchard.”

Heard Around Town

Policy

CUNY’s chancellor wants the system to play a pivotal role in New York City’s economic recovery

Announcing a new internship program, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez said graduates of the country’s largest urban public university make up half of the city’s new nurses and a third of new teachers

New York City

Policy

The private sector vaccine mandate is lifted. What about the public sector?

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is standing by the COVID-19 requirement – despite being challenged in court.

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Policy

New York politicians have historically taken a hands-off approach to regulating Hasidic yeshivas. Is this a turning point?

The New York Times reporting on the private schools – and new guidelines for state oversight – have spurred conversation

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Politics

First full public school year for Eric Adams’ administration kicks off

The New York City mayor joined Schools Chancellor David Banks and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell in welcoming back children to class.

New York City

Personality

New York City teachers: Why we stayed and why we left

With a new school year just around the corner, these New Yorkers who’ve been at the forefront of all this share what’s next.

New York City

Policy

NYC Council passes resolution calling on Mayor to restore education cuts

The council continues to pressure the mayor to reverse a reduction to the schools budget – nearly three months after approving that budget

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Policy

Amid pandemics, New York City considers a dedicated pandemic preparedness office

“We do not want to be caught flat-footed,” Council Member Gale Brewer said at Wednesday’s oversight hearing