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From stalled buses to canceled programs, New York City schools are bearing brunt of snow storm
Parents, students, and teachers are dealing with the fallout of Thursday’s snowstorm, which stranded yellow buses for hours, created brutal commutes, and forced…
doing a 180
November 12, 2018
New York City students can be suspended for an entire year. Officials say changes could be coming.
Advocates and a group of city councilors argue the city must adopt a series of new reforms, including a cap on the length of suspensions to 20 days.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
November 2, 2018
In New York City schools, 40,000 students aren’t getting required special education services, report finds
NYC has roughly 224,000 students with special needs — a population larger than Houston’s entire public school system.
November 1, 2018
New York City will spend $12 million on new supports for homeless students
New York City is revamping the way it supports homeless students, with 100 new coordinators inside schools with a high percentage of children who lack…
end of the road
October 26, 2018
After report that New York City is ending its Renewal turnaround program, big questions remain
In his weekly appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show, de Blasio did not deny the program is ending, and even suggested it is reaching its “natural conclusion.”
October 25, 2018
Teaching high schools get a boost as New York City works to diversify its educator corps
Programs aimed at cultivating high school students interested in making teaching a career are undergoing a significant expansion in New York City, in…
dollars and cents
October 12, 2018
New York City teacher salaries to range from $61,070 to $128,657 in new contract
Unlike the first contract under Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in 2014, the pay increases included in the new contract are marginal.
October 9, 2018
Carranza says the city could get rid of the SHSAT at 5 specialized schools on its own, contradicting de Blasio
Carranza’s comments, which came during a fiery speech at the Hispanic Education Summit, represent a rare break from the mayor.
September 26, 2018
As operators tout their scores, de Blasio and Carranza draw a firm line against more charter schools
As charter school operators and advocates exulted in their schools’ state test scores Wednesday, New York City officials…
September 26, 2018
‘We cannot fail’: New York City test scores establish big expectations for future
Next year will be the first time students who came up through de Blasio’s universal pre-K program will have taken state tests.
September 25, 2018
Three things to watch as the release of New York’s test scores draws near
This year, as in the past, the numbers will not be directly comparable to the previous year because of changes to the test itself.
September 24, 2018
Facing his first crisis, Carranza fired a top official. But can he fix New York City’s yellow bus system?
The busing problems are the first significant test of Carranza’s leadership during a crisis since taking the helm of the nation’s largest school system last April.
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.”
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