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New York City mistakenly told parents at struggling schools they could transfer out
Students won’t actually be able to transfer purely because their school is low performing, city officials said.
March 12, 2019
Years after promised reforms, a Giuliani-era agreement still governs school safety in New York City
The agreement governs police involvement in school security and formally handed the police department authority over thousands of safety agents stationed in schools.
March 5, 2019
Did opt-out land some New York City schools on the state’s struggling list? Carranza says yes
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is now publicly challenging the state’s narrative.
February 26, 2019
New York City ends controversial Renewal turnaround program — but the approach is here to stay
City officials said its latest school-improvement strategy will borrow from many of the elements of the Renewal turnaround program.
February 26, 2019
New York City officials plan to spare Renewal turnaround schools from closure this year
After considering a new round of school closures, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are preparing to announce that they…
February 25, 2019
New York City Council grills top education department officials on special education
City councillors pressed education department officials Monday on shortcomings in the city’s special education system: thousands of students going without…
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February 22, 2019
Sayonara, SESIS: New York City to scrap its beleaguered special education data system
Special education teachers often spent hours navigating a maze of drop-down menus only to experience error messages that erased their answers.
February 19, 2019
After 10 months, the education department released Richard Carranza’s briefing memos. Read them here.
The education department took almost 10 months to give Chalkbeat the documents, issuing form letters to extend their own deadlines on three separate occasions.
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…
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
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.
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…
Lost in Translation
January 9, 2019
Parents with limited English can get lost without translations of special ed plans. NYC is trying to fix that.
“It’s an evolution of the services we’re providing in the translation unit,” said Kleber Palma, an education department official.
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.
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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