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February 14, 2019
Amazon dropped its plans to come to New York City. Here’s what that could mean for schools.
Amazon’s commitment to city schools were vague from the outset, and it had announced few specific plans, so it’s unlikely the about-face will have big consequences.
February 12, 2019
An NYC task force released a new school diversity report. Here are 4 questions we’re asking about the city’s plans.
The group’s recommendations do not clarify how they should be implemented, and the responsibility for translating them into policy will fall to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
a new plan
February 8, 2019
These 50 New York City schools could boost teacher pay and get other perks under new Bronx Plan
City officials on Friday announced 50 schools that will be allowed to boost certain staffers’ salaries and give teachers formal decision-making power in…
February 7, 2019
De Blasio unveils preliminary budget calling for cuts, few new initiatives
De Blasio said more than $632 million of new funding would go toward existing education programs: special education services, funding 3-K programs, and paying for mandatory charter school expenses.
getting to graduation
February 6, 2019
NYC’s graduation rate went up in 2018. But the gain may have little to do with student learning.
Most of the increase in graduation rates last year was caused by students taking advantage of new graduation pathways, according to a Chalkbeat analysis of city data.
January 30, 2019
What is your New York City school’s 2018 graduation rate? Find it here.
New York City’s graduation rates continued to tick up, reaching nearly 76 percent last year, education officials said Wednesday. City…
January 29, 2019
Amazon to offer computer science at 100-plus NYC schools, but most are already part of the mayor’s computer science program
About 75 percent of the participating city public schools are already part of the mayor’s Computer Science for All program, department officials said.
January 29, 2019
How did an out-of-town chancellor get to know NYC schools? Read Richard Carranza’s calendar.
Forty-five media interviews. Forty-six meetings with City Hall officials. A sit-down with an Obama nutrition advisor and White House chef.
State of the City
January 10, 2019
Mayor de Blasio says education is his top priority, but it receives little attention in ‘State of the City’
While the mayor has insisted education is the top priority of his second term, he has unveiled few new initiatives that affect most city students.
January 10, 2019
New York City will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders
All New York City kindergarteners and first graders will receive prescription eyeglasses if they need them starting next school year, Mayor Bill de…
January 7, 2019
New York City now spends $325 million a year to send students with disabilities to private schools
The cost of sending students with disabilities dwarfs the price tag of some of the mayor’s highest-profile education initiatives.
January 4, 2019
Amid questions over new transit program, de Blasio downplays challenges of rolling out universal pre-K
De Blasio appeared to downplay universal pre-K as he faced questions about why the rollout of a new low-income transit program won’t be immediately accessible to every low-income New Yorker.
December 14, 2018
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.
December 12, 2018
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.
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