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the chopping block
April 25, 2019
Renewal schools’ longer days a casualty of budget cuts, but social workers for homeless students now in New York City’s plans
Newly added to New York City’s proposed budget for next year: more counselors for homeless students.Newly cut: extra time in class for students at some of the city's most struggling schools. Not in the mix: higher pay for thousands of early childhood educators who are threatening to strike.
who's the boss?
March 15, 2019
Parents, advocates, and some state senators weigh limits to mayoral control of New York City schools
Senators and the public floated specific changes to how schools are governed, including giving City Council more oversight.
February 16, 2018
As chancellor search continues, Weingarten dismisses Orlando schools chief as ‘Joel Klein type’
Barbara Jenkins is being floated as a candidate for New York City schools chief, but a couple problems might stand in her way.
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.
November 12, 2015
As de Blasio tries to tackle mental illness, students’ mental health is a priority
City Hall released a report Thursday showing that many New Yorkers struggle with their mental health, including thousands of students.
October 8, 2015
Success Academy chief Eva Moskowitz says she won’t run for mayor — this time
The much-anticipated announcement brings speculation about her role in the 2017 mayor’s race to an early end, but leaves the door open for a later run.
October 7, 2015
Success CEO Eva Moskowitz builds suspense for Thursday announcement of ‘political plans’
The divisive charter school chief will make an announcement Thursday at City Hall about her “political plans,” a spokesman said.
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.
December 22, 2014
In letter, Fariña asks schools to model ‘positive relationships with law enforcement’
Much as she advised in the wake of a grand jury decision about Eric Garner’s death earlier this month, Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants schools to…
November 18, 2014
Carmen Fariña’s popularity rising
More voters than ever approve of the job being done by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, according to Tuesday’s Quinnipiac poll. Fariña’s approval rating has climbed…
Where's the data?
September 29, 2014
City Council prods city to provide data on guidance counselors
When councilmembers asked how many high school students the city has -- so that they could calculate the ratio on their own -- the education officials, including Lois Herrera, head of the Office of Guidance and School Counseling, faltered. “It’s not something we’re calculating on a regular basis,” Herrera said.
August 26, 2014
On her tour of city schools, Fariña takes a hands-on approach
Between January and May, Fariña officially stepped inside more than 70 different schools, according to meeting and school-visit schedules that were recently released to Chalkbeat. Together, interviews with Fariña and principals she met with paint a picture of her preferred leadership methods: keeping a low public profile while focusing intently on instruction and school-level leadership.
rallying against tests
June 11, 2014
As Pearson's annual field testing ends, some want them never to start again
Public Advocate Letitia James hosted a rally at City Hall Wednesday asking state education officials to stop administering no-stakes field testing.
June 11, 2014
New law requires department to report data from co-located schools
City Council members passed a bill on Wednesday that would require the Department of Education to publish demographic and academic information on co-located schools.
April 4, 2014
Principals, charter leaders, real estate experts, and others to tackle school-space issues
Principals, charter school leaders, real estate experts, special education advocates, and others will join together to try to untangle knotty matters involving school space, city…
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