Stories by Geoff Decker

Geoff Decker joined the team in 2011 from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he covered Brooklyn schools for‘s The Local blog and contributed to the New York Times. Geoff studied journalism at Marist College. subscribe to Geoff Decker's feed

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015, Source: Chalkbeat New York

The numbers paint a grim picture of the instruction many students are receiving in STEM subjects.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: Chalkbeat New York

The company has faced intense criticism for missteps and errors included in its New York tests.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: Chalkbeat New York

Across the state, more than 155,000 students may have refused high-stakes exams.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015, Source: Chalkbeat New York

Unlike traditional district schools, charter schools are free to craft their own discipline policies.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: Chalkbeat New York

10 of the 12 approvals will go to Eva Moskowitz's Success Academies.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: Chalkbeat New York

Parents of M.S. 61 students in Brooklyn successfully lobbied to prevent a charter school from sharing space in its building.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

Now the question is how to get them out of schools.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

Students at NYC's Stuyvesant High are opting out of standardized tests to oppose what they see as an unfair system of teacher evaluation.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

A charter chain gets caught offering parents money to draw in students -- and quickly walks back the offer.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

This year, thousands of NYC teachers will be rated based on the test scores of subjects--and students--they do not teach.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools

NYC's Dept. of Ed is working to provide children in foster care extra attention as they seek high school placement.