clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

An update on our (delayed) party plans and a way you can help

To our readers who are wondering if they’re invited to our party this year, the answer is no. Not yet!

That’s because we’re postponing our annual party to the spring, when our team will have more time to plan a great night.

What are we so busy doing — in addition to reporting daily about the city’s schools? As you probably know by now, we fight a constant battle to stay afloat; local public interest journalism is a tough business, and the education beat is as persistently under-appreciated as the sector itself.

Right now, our attention is captured by that fight — in particular, by a plan that we hope will make us more sustainable (fiscally and otherwise) in the long term. (You helped us craft the plan when you answered the survey we conducted with Ed News Colorado in the fall.)

And so party-planning will have to wait. But please, do not wait to make your annual contribution to GothamSchools! As we’ve said before, the most important key to our success is our independence. Help us make sure that grassroots reader support remains a substantial piece of our financial picture. Even a modest check — $100, $50, even $25 is welcome — helps us hold on to our independence.

Donations are of course fully tax-deductible and very easy to make by visiting our Donate page. We look forward to seeing you all very soon in the spring, when we hope to have lots of exciting news to share.

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn't possible without your help.

Sign up for the newsletter Chalkbeat New York

Sign up for our newsletter.