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February 4, 2019
Rise & Shine: Teachers turning to nonprofit for ABCs on reading instruction
THE RACE Less than ten spots remain in New York City for new charter schools, and they will likely be filled before the end of the…
the race is on
February 1, 2019
With New York nearing charter cap, it’s a race to fill the final spots
Nineteen applicants are competing for the remaining spots. But the decision may come down to who authorizes their chosen candidates first.
January 31, 2019
Rise & Shine: How will Gov. Cuomo’s education proposals end up?
FINISH LINE New York City notched another record-high graduation rate, which continues to be affected by changes in state graduation requirements made before 2018. Chalkbeat,…
getting to graduation
New York City graduation rate ticks up to 76 percent in 2018
City graduation rates, which includes students who entered high school in 2014 and graduated by August 2018, improved at a higher rate than the state overall, which rose from 80.2 to 80.4 percent.
a plan emerges
January 28, 2019
New York City officials aim to eliminate childhood lead exposure by 2029
De Blasio’s plan does not, though, include any specific education-related steps for children dealing with the lasting effects of lead exposure in school.
January 23, 2019
New York legislators pass DREAM Act
After years of stalled progress, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition assistance passed through New York’s legislature…
January 23, 2019
New York legislators overhaul teacher evaluations, removing mandatory link to state test
The bill allows local districts and their teachers unions to decide what kind of assessments should be used to evaluate teachers and requires State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to decide on a “menu” of alternative assessments for local districts.
January 22, 2019
Rise & Shine: Big education bills on tap in Albany this week
ADMISSIONS In a new court filing, the city argues why its plan to diversify specialized high schools does not discriminate against Asian students, but we also…
January 18, 2019
Water fountains, a march, and dreams: Brooklyn kindergartners learn about the civil rights movement ahead of MLK day
Like many schools across the city, kindergartners at New American Academy Charter School participated in several activities to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day ahead of the national holiday.
January 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: Concerns aired over later start times and healthier cafeteria foods
ACCOUNTABILITY The state education department will soon release a new list of struggling schools based on new set of measures. Here’s what that means and…
In State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo proposes $1 billion boost for New York schools and new funding formula
Though Cuomo spent most of the education portion saying districts were not properly distributing state dollars, he called for increasing funding by $230 million more than he did last year, for a total $27.7 billion.
January 14, 2019
New York education officials reject federal change on discipline policies
The Board of Regents passed a resolution emphasizing the state’s commitment to programs “that foster a culture and climate and are safe havens for learning; where every student feels welcome and free from bias, harassment, discrimination, and bullying.”
meanwhile in albany
January 13, 2019
New York Regents to discuss data privacy, assessments at first 2019 meeting
Policymakers will discuss changing data privacy regulations and extending a rule that keeps state test scores in English and math off of student transcripts.
New York DREAM Act poised to pass before end of January
Specifically, the DREAM Act would allow children of undocumented immigrants to apply for state financial assistance programs, such as tuition help and college savings programs, for New York State colleges or universities.
January 9, 2019
Rise & Shine: In Bed-Stuy, some black families are turning to Afrocentric schools
CHEAT SHEET Curious about which education issues are on the agenda in Albany? As the new legislative calendar kicks off today, take a look at what…
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