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March 31, 2019
A $1 billion boost, mayoral control, and tweaks to parent councils — what to know about New York’s budget deal
Mayor Bill de Blasio earned a three-year extension of his control of city schools — the longest renewal since he took office in 2014.
Who's In Charge
March 7, 2019
As mayoral control debate heats up, de Blasio takes concerns about parent input ‘very seriously’
In City Hall’s first rally to drum up support for the extension of mayoral control of city schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged concerns from state lawmakers that parents need more of a voice in how schools are governed.
March 7, 2019
Faith, business leaders sign letters urging extension of mayoral control
The letter, dated March 4 and signed mostly by Christian and Islamic leaders across the city, urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Carl Heastie to give the mayor reins over the school system for at least another three years.
meanwhile in albany
January 8, 2019
Here’s your Albany education cheat sheet for 2019. SHSAT, charter schools and mayoral control will be among hot topics this session.
That new political makeup in the Senate will likely change the course for state education policy. What can we expect for mayoral control, charter schools, school funding and the SHSAT?
December 17, 2018
We talked to longtime city politician John Liu about his priorities for the Senate’s subcommittee for NYC education
Education was already poised to be an area of high interest in Albany this year, with several hot button issues…
November 5, 2018
Here are six ways your vote on Tuesday could affect schools across New York
Democrats could take control of the state Senate for the first time since 2010.
The mayor's role
May 24, 2018
Duggan’s schools commission has already brought charter and district leaders to the table. Here’s what else it can do (and what it can’t)
For the first time in years, Detroit’s mayor will have a small hand in shaping education in the city. A new…
June 29, 2017
State reaches deal on mayoral control, giving Mayor Bill de Blasio a two-year extension
It is Mayor Bill de Blasio's first multi-year deal since taking office in 2014.
June 29, 2017
Albany deal appears close after Assembly passes two-year extension of mayoral control
The bill also includes a number of other provisions, including the reauthorization of local taxes and the renaming of the Tappan Zee Bridge for the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
June 27, 2017
Cuomo calls lawmakers back to Albany for a special session on mayoral control
The special session will start Wednesday at 1 p.m.
June 22, 2017
Could Carmen Fariña be ousted if mayoral control expires? We asked the borough presidents, who may control her fate
It’s not likely, but Carmen Fariña could lose her job is mayoral control lapses.
June 22, 2017
State lawmakers end session without passing mayoral control. Where does that leave us?
Lawmakers wrapped up the legislative session late Wednesday, though they could return to address mayoral control of New York City schools.
one day more
June 20, 2017
It’s crunch time in Albany. What will happen to mayoral control?
With control of New York City schools expiring at the end of June, lawmakers must decide if they will grant another extension and whether there will be strings attached.
June 19, 2017
Chancellor Fariña on why losing mayoral control ‘would mean chaos, gridlock and corruption’
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña says letting mayoral control lapse would usher in the cronyism and inequities of the past.
dear de blasio
May 22, 2017
Flanagan blasts de Blasio on ‘transparency’ as mayoral control fight heats up
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday tying transparency to mayoral control.
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