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Chancellor Richard Carranza
September 7, 2018
In its push for diversity, New York City is rethinking selective admissions beyond specialized schools, Mayor de Blasio says
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comments represent a shift from his earlier stance on integrating schools, when he insisted that housing patterns and “400 years of American history” would keep him from putting forward aggressive integration proposals.
September 5, 2018
Mayor de Blasio says fate of 50 turnaround schools will be decided this year
“We expect a lot of those schools to graduate out,” de Blasio said. “But ultimately this is the year to decide what happens with all of them.”
August 6, 2018
After sparing Harlem’s storied Wadleigh middle school from closure, Richard Carranza shakes up its leadership
“We didn’t think expectations were set high enough, and without expectations being set, it was mediocrity.”
August 6, 2018
Carranza taps Hydra Mendoza, a colleague from San Francisco, as deputy chancellor
Hydra Mendoza is the first official Carranza has hired from one of the school districts he previously ran.
August 3, 2018
New York City released its study of the SHSAT. Here’s why it won’t end the admissions debate.
“This is going to be used as a Rorschach test where people will see what they want to see in it.”
August 2, 2018
New York City just released survey results for every school. See how yours stacks up.
More than 1 million people completed the 2018 survey — the third year in a row the city notched a seven-figure response.
Out of time
July 24, 2018
As clock ticks down, Carranza and de Blasio decry inaction on school-zone cameras
“Because of inaction in Albany, the minutes and the hours are ticking away.”
so far so good
June 27, 2018
How is Carranza’s big shake-up going over? So far, educators are optimistic.
So far, chancellor’s plan to add nine executive superintendents is being met with cautious optimism from some principals and school advocates.
June 27, 2018
As school year ends, Carranza announces major changes at New York City’s education department
The sweeping new structure is meant to “streamline” the way principals and district superintendents are supported by creating another level of executive superintendents.
June 15, 2018
Amid uproar over specialized high school admissions, Mayor de Blasio suggests adding more seats
The chancellor is “going to come back with a plan in the coming months,” de Blasio said.
June 5, 2018
De Blasio’s specialized school proposal spurs outrage in Asian communities
Opponents of the mayor's plan rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday.
sorting the students
May 30, 2018
Carranza didn’t expect ‘screening’ comments to create such an uproar
“I didn’t know it was going to be such a big deal.”
5 step plan
May 24, 2018
If Carranza wants to take on screening in New York City, here are 5 things he could do
The chancellor could eliminate District 2 priority, change specialized high school admissions, or reduce the share of screened schools.
question and answer
May 22, 2018
New York City lawmakers press Richard Carranza on paid parental leave, counselors, and school accessibility
Council members pressed the new schools chief on some of the mayor’s spending priorities during the nearly four-hour hearing.
May 11, 2018
New York City is honoring 17 exceptional teachers. Here’s who they are.
The winners were culled from a pool of more than 6,500 nominees.
May 7, 2018
Asked about a ‘divisive’ tweet about segregation, Carranza directs an Upper West Side parent to implicit bias training
During his first appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Carranza did not back down from the debate or apologize for his tweet.
a new era
May 4, 2018
A month into the job, it’s clear Chancellor Carranza isn’t Carmen Fariña version 2.0
Carranza has shown he isn’t afraid to elevate problems that his predecessor rarely addressed publicly.
while you were sleeping
April 26, 2018
Bronx transfer school is shuttered after late-night vote, a first for Chancellor Carranza
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s introduction to New York City continued Wednesday with an eight hour meeting in which teachers and students desperately pled for their school…
April 25, 2018
Mayor de Blasio says education department has culture of frivolous harassment complaints
De Blasio quickly tried to walk back some of his comments on Twitter.
April 19, 2018
Carranza discourages student participation in Friday’s gun violence walkout — which could come with consequences
At his first town hall meeting with students, Chancellor Richard Carranza implored them not to walk out of class this week.
Follow the money
April 17, 2018
New York City’s finance watchdog demands answers on $600 million school turnaround program
The comptroller’s probe comes at a precarious moment for the program.
an open forum
April 16, 2018
Carranza promises parents he will be a ‘provocateur,’ ask tough questions of mayor
"While he may be the mayor I’m the chancellor and he’s giving me the opportunity to lead in this organization."
April 13, 2018
Richard Carranza wants you to know he isn’t afraid to take a hard look at New York City’s school system
"I’m not going to be so busy keeping my job that I’m not going to do my job."
April 11, 2018
Carranza stands by NYC’s ‘Renewal’ program for struggling schools, but asks, ‘What’s our theory of action?’
"I keep asking that question, and I get different answers,” Carranza said.
welcome to nyc
April 3, 2018
De Blasio critics rally, asking Carranza to hit the ‘reset button’ on education policy
Critics of the mayor descended on City Hall to demand the new chancellor reject his boss’s education agenda.
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