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hitting the wall
August 30, 2016
Career and technical education programs are in vogue. So why is it so hard to start one?
As career and technical education programs expand and morph into a dizzying array of new career fields, many are slowed down by the state’s stringent approval process.
October 2, 2015
How the Department of Education’s top salaries stack up
The city will spend $168 million on salaries for managers at the Department of Education, with Chancellor Carmen Fariña leading the way.
October 1, 2015
City Council quizzes DOE on details of Fariña’s system restructuring
Council members wanted to know: Who's really in charge? What if a high-needs school is not a Renewal school? And how do parents fit in?
July 1, 2015
City launches school-support centers, a key element of Fariña’s system shakeup
Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s redesigned system for supporting and overseeing schools entered a new phase Wednesday with the official launch of seven new help centers.
A league of their own
May 8, 2015
Exclusive: Fariña to let some high schools opt out of her reorganization
Schools in those groups will be affiliated with like-minded high schools from across the city, while most schools are bound by their geographic districts.
May 5, 2015
Wanted: A problem-solver to oversee small-school mergers
The "senior director of school redesign and consolidation" will oversee the small-school mergers that Chancellor Fariña has promised.
sultan of strategy
April 3, 2015
Fariña appoints top DOE strategist Josh Wallack to deputy chancellor
Chancellor Carmen Fariña's leadership cabinet is getting bigger in her second year.
March 9, 2015
Fariña names seven powerful new leaders of borough support centers
The new hires include leaders of the old support networks, current education department officials, a Brooklyn principal, and a Boston school official.
February 13, 2015
How a few school-support groups created under Bloomberg survived Fariña’s overhaul
Several privately run school-support groups will continue under Fariña, but some are poised to play a bigger role than others.
February 2, 2015
Fariña’s new regional directors will have expansive roles, job posting shows
The directors will have a lot to oversee: Besides helping schools with a myriad of operational and instructional issues, the centers will also assist with school safety, after-school and summer programs, educational technology, and even dealing with “inappropriate behaviors and legal issues."
into the weeds
January 22, 2015
Six things we don’t yet know about Fariña’s system overhaul
How will the new borough support centers work? Who pays for what? And what will happen to the nonprofits that help manage schools?
January 22, 2015
With system shake-up, Fariña aims for clear line of command
In a speech Thursday, Chancellor Carmen Fariña formally shifted power back to district superintendents, and promised to disband the school-support networks that had eclipsed them.
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.
January 16, 2015
Network staffers jumping ship ahead of Fariña’s system overhaul
The Bloomberg-era school-support networks are already shedding leaders and staffers ahead of an overhaul of the city’s school governance system.
January 6, 2015
Labor deal for principal retirees to test city’s school leadership pipeline
Members of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators who retire by June 30 can collect their retroactive pay, which could be as much as $50,000, all at once. If they wait any longer, they won’t see a lot of that money until 2020 and 2021 — a setup likely to incentivize a larger-than-average number to leave this summer, just as Chancellor Carmen Fariña has put a new emphasis on the importance of experienced school leaders.
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