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October 7, 2019
To boost literacy, this Queens school is training support staff to teach reading
Deploying paraprofessionals to help teach reading is a core element of the school’s strategy to boost literacy.
Updated October 3, 2019
New York City to create 40 new and restructured schools with $16M from XQ and Robin Hood
Mayor Bill de Blasio has teamed up with Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, and the Robin Hood foundation, to create and restructure 40 schools
September 19, 2019
This bilingual debate team in NYC is fighting ‘English-only norms’ at national competitions
“I feel like I have to debate this topic. I have to change the mindset of people who think we’re rapists or criminals."
July 24, 2019
NYC ditched its school turnaround program months ago. Principals are still wondering what comes next.
Interviews with principals across the city suggest schools lack precise details about what type of support they will receive, creating uncertainty for the coming school.
behind the budget
May 20, 2019
‘Unacceptable’: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities in hearing
“This is a deeply disappointing and unacceptable budget for the council,” said Councilman Mark Treyger, who chairs the council’s education committee.
DeVos in NYC
Updated May 2, 2019
Betsy DeVos targets de Blasio’s education policies at black-tie dinner, saying they ‘renewed nothing’
Criticism from DeVos, who is highly unpopular among Democrats, will likely be welcomed by de Blasio, who is mulling a run for president.
April 29, 2019
As NYC plans to shorten the day at some struggling schools, the principals union pushes back
“The extended learning, in terms of the impact per dollar, we decided was something that we could reduce,” the mayor said during a press conference.
the chopping block
April 25, 2019
Renewal schools’ longer days a casualty of budget cuts, but social workers for homeless students now in New York City’s plans
Newly added to New York City’s proposed budget for next year: more counselors for homeless students.Newly cut: extra time in class for students at some of the city's most struggling schools. Not in the mix: higher pay for thousands of early childhood educators who are threatening to strike.
to the races
Updated May 15, 2019
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
Though his frequent trips have drawn scorn locally his education agenda could resonate nationally.
April 5, 2019
Read the report on de Blasio’s $773 million turnaround program the city kept under wraps — until now
The report is the most rigorous study to date on the effectiveness of the mayor’s turnaround program, which cost $773 million and has been widely criticized.
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
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…
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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