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16 hours ago
New York City will close another round of schools in de Blasio’s Renewal turnaround program
The education department is planning to close fewer than last year, the largest single round of Renewal closures to date, when seven schools were ultimately shuttered.
2 days ago
From Amazon to air conditioners, parent leaders quizzed de Blasio and Carranza at forum
The pair faced a host of tough questions from parent leaders about problems including school overcrowding, the lack of air conditioners, lead in water, and busing.
back to the future
December 6, 2018
NYC will keep key aspects of Renewal schools ‘indefinitely,’ even as the turnaround program nears likely end
While the city appears poised to wind down the Renewal program, the backbone of that strategy will remain in place.
Updated November 16, 2018
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…
ready for prime time
November 13, 2018
Four ways Amazon’s arrival in New York City could impact public schools
If Amazon’s impact on Seattle, its primary headquarters, is any guide, there could be reverberations felt in New York City classrooms.
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.
November 1, 2018
Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access
The announcement comes after months of urging from advocates over the lack of access for students with disabilities in a majority of school buildings.
November 1, 2018
NYC is offering the SHSAT during school hours to boost diversity, but it’s mostly benefitting white and Asian students
Despite those results, city officials are expanding the program significantly this year.
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October 31, 2018
Suspensions increased for the first time in years. Here’s what the numbers show for every school in New York City.
Here, you can find suspension numbers for every city public school for the past two years.
October 31, 2018
Suspensions in New York City rise for the first time since de Blasio took office
The total number of suspensions increased 4 percent in the 2017-2018 school year to 36,668, according to new data released Wednesday by the education department.
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 18, 2018
A ‘chilling effect’: Immigrants may decline school-based health services if proposed rule is adopted, advocates say
The proposed rule could mean fewer people will sign up for Medicaid, resulting in fewer dollars flowing in to school-based health clinics.
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.
October 2, 2018
Mayor de Blasio almost proposed a universal enrollment system for district and charter schools, emails show
Early in de Blasio’s administration, emails show, the idea was initially met with approval from other senior officials.
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…
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