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December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
September 20, 2017
Here’s what Carmen Fariña’s top deputies have on their plates this school year
Community schools, 3-K, and school diversity are all on the list.
one barrier down
June 6, 2017
City to eliminate high school admissions method that favored families with time and resources
After a Chalkbeat investigation this fall, New York City will eliminate a high school admissions method that puts low-income families at a disadvantage.
December 2, 2016
New York City officials: Large-scale school desegregation plan likely coming by June
The city says its long-awaited school integration will likely be released by the end of the school year.
July 6, 2016
Under pressure from advocates, city inches toward district-wide integration plan
Top officials are considering a plan to better integrate schools in Manhattan's District 1. Advocates say that's a sign of progress, yet some want the city to go further.
to do list
February 10, 2016
Searching for answers to segregation, Fariña enlists top deputy and solicits local ideas
In an exclusive interview, Chancellor Carmen Fariña explained that she's open to policy changes to promote diversity, but also searching for community-created plans.
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?
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.
February 12, 2014
Children’s Aid alum to head education department’s pre-K efforts
PHOTO: N. GarciaJosh Wallack (Photo via Children’s Aid Society) The de Blasio administration added another Children’s Aid Society official to its…
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