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Updated October 30, 2017
After fatal Bronx school stabbing, New York City launches new anti-bullying programs
The $8 million suite of initiatives will include a new online bullying-reporting tool, staff trainings, and funding for LGBTQ student clubs.
May 16, 2016
After announcing plans for 12 school mergers, Fariña says to expect many more
Chancellor Carmen Fariña expects to consolidate a growing number of very small schools next year, which she has asked superintendents to identify, she told city…
March 24, 2016
Fight continues for 31,000 summer program slots, but city says funding was one-time-only
Advocates are demanding $20.4 million for 31,000 summer program slots that were cut and restored last year, but officials say it was a one-time rescue.
March 16, 2016
Fariña talks changes to metal detector policy, defends classroom breakfast
"You want make sure that when you remove something [like metal detectors] that the school stays as safe," Chancellor Carmen Fariña said.
By the numbers
March 2, 2016
Grim statistics show city still failing to evaluate, serve many students with disabilities
Newly released data show New York City is still struggling to provide services to students with disabilities — a group larger than Hawaii’s entire student population.
November 23, 2015
One year after launch, Fariña offers few new details about $400M Renewal program
The schools chief said chronic absenteeism is down slightly in the 94 struggling schools, but she offered few other statistics about their progress.
June 17, 2015
City officials discuss proposed P.E. transparency bill
This bill is a reaction to the reality that many city schools fall short of state requirements for keeping students moving.
June 4, 2015
After Avonte, nearly all principals ask for door alarms — and will get them this year
Ninety-seven percent of school buildings requested alarms, although demand was slightly lower among schools that served older students.
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May 28, 2015
Fariña, grilled about summer program cuts, hints that a solution is on the way
In the middle of Fariña’s testimony, several council members left to join a rally outside City Hall organized by a coalition of organizations affected by the cuts.
February 25, 2015
Baez: City will analyze enrollment data to help English learners
New Deputy Chancellor Milady Baez told council members about a number of new initiatives for English language learners.
February 12, 2015
New bill would force city to report whether schools meet phys ed requirements
The bill takes up a strategy that’s been used to shine a spotlight on gaps in arts education.
January 14, 2015
Is Memphis’ funding dispute with Shelby County Schools coming to an end?
Memphis City Council is reviewing a proposal that would cost the city $43.3 million and inject new funding in Shelby County Schools.
December 11, 2014
Debate over high school admissions test divides City Council
Last December, city officials said they were working to expand access to the SHSAT, though a test-prep program had shrunk.
December 1, 2014
As Council mulls diversity bills, elite high school alumni groups defend admissions policies
The New York City Council’s next education meeting is 10 days away, but one agenda item has already touched off a formal repudiation. Alumni groups from…
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October 22, 2014
Council increases pressure on city to address school segregation
City lawmakers introduced a slate of legislation Wednesday meant to prod the administration to boost diversity in the city school system. But it’s unclear whether city officials are interested in wading into the jumble of zones, district rules, and citywide policies that together determine which students attend what schools.
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