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Rise & Shine: New York parents, students, and families sound off on school survey

Good morning!

The city has released the results from its annual school survey, which received more than a million responses. Of those families who took the survey, 95 percent said they were satisfied with their children's education over the past year, and Mayor de Blasio’s Pre-K for All program also received high ratings. However, the number of students reporting regular incidents of bullying has stayed the same, and just 55 percent educators reported that they were satisfied with former Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

Also in today’s roundup, we have an  evaluation of a literacy program that is a key part of de Blasio’s education agenda, and Chancellor Carranza announces another push  by the DOE to diversify the city’s high-profile high schools.

Happy Friday!

-Sabby

 

RESULTS ARE IN New York City has released the results of its annual school survey, which indicates how parents, students, and educators feel about the education system over the past year. Chalkbeat

NO PROGRESS DOE officials say it’s too early to tell whether an initiative to help low-income students learn to read is proving effective, even though an evaluation indicates that the program has had no impact so far. The Wall Street Journal

KEEP DESEGREGATING As part of the push to diversify the city’s top high schools, Chancellor Carranza announced that starting in 2019, 11 schools will have new admissions targets for students who are immigrants and from low-income families. New York Daily News

SEATS FOUND After months of panic, the parents of students who formerly attended the now closed Gingerbread Learning Center can finally breathe a sigh of relief. All of the former students have been placed in Staten Island school sites according to the DOE. Staten Island Advance