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June 1, 2018
What the F? Here are the surprising ways failing grades helped New York City schools
The results provide new evidence that the now defunct A–F grading scale sparked improvements at underperforming schools.
May 9, 2018
A $24 million New York City program was supposed to prepare more black and Latino men for college. But a new study found it didn’t.
"The aspirations were very high."
Summer in the city
June 30, 2017
New York City is sending fewer students to summer school but will keep them there two hours longer each day
The city is projecting that for 2017, 16,577 students will be mandated to attend summer school, or 5.4 percent of all students.
in the zone
May 1, 2017
Eric Nadelstern, former Klein deputy, has a radical solution for struggling schools: Unzone the city
Eric Nadelstern, who served as deputy chancellor for the education department in the Bloomberg era, thinks of himself as part of a revolution in public…
barriers to entry
December 19, 2016
Great divide: How extreme academic segregation isolates students in New York City’s high schools
Over half the students who took and passed the eighth-grade state math or English exam in 2015 wound up concentrated in less than 8 percent of city high schools.
draining the pool
October 13, 2016
New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve is steadily decreasing, city says
The number stands at 1,304 this October, which is a decrease of about 150 teachers from this time last year.
a little push
October 12, 2016
New York City’s teachers union says it’s time for ‘positive friction’ with city
“We’re not going to get to the results we want unless there’s a lot of positive friction,” he told Chalkbeat.
January 7, 2016
Phase-out process linked to fewer Regents diplomas, more credit recovery, new report finds
After a recent study found that the Bloomberg administration's strategy of closing struggling schools didn't hurt their students, a new report complicates that picture.
September 24, 2015
Why computer science? The story behind the city’s flashiest new education initiative
The path to de Blasio’s announcement spans two mayoral administrations, a few big donors, and a gaggle of smaller pilot projects.
a new plan
January 22, 2015
It’s official: Networks dead, regional support to return, sups to exert more control at struggling schools
School-support networks are dead and regional support centers are back, Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Thursday in her biggest reversal of Bloomberg-era education policy yet.
November 18, 2014
Phase-out of ARIS follows years of educator frustrations
The imminent phase-out of ARIS, the student data management system, elicited cheers from educators and parents who found the system never quite delivered on its promise.
October 29, 2014
What Fariña wants to keep from the Bloomberg era: tech, leadership focus
Since taking over the school system, Fariña has increased the experience requirements for both principals and district superintendents, moves that stand in contrast to the Bloomberg administration’s creation of a fast-track principal training program that drew criticism for filling the city’s schools with inexperienced leaders.
December 20, 2013
Bloomberg lauds small schools on his final visit as mayor
Mayor Bloomberg spoke to students at Bard High School Early College Queens on his last school day as mayor. On the last school day of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years in office, an educator gave him an unexpected gift. Bloomberg was speaking to students at Bard High School Early College Queens, a small selective school with a 96-percent graduation rate where students leave with associates’ degrees. He told them that “small, innovative schools like Bard” had helped drive up graduation rates across the city. “You are some of the luckiest kids in the world,” Bloomberg said. As he was leaving, Principal Valeri Thomson shook his hand.
December 5, 2013
An emotional Bloomberg talks schools in final ABNY speech
Mayor Bloomberg continued a string of legacy–bolstering events this week with a speech Thursday morning to the well-connected crowd at the…
the long view
December 4, 2013
With HS graduation rate up, Bloomberg touts long-term gains
In an effort to burnish his education legacy before leaving office, Mayor Bloomberg took the unusual step Wednesday of announcing the city’s 2013 high-school graduation…
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