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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.
September 5, 2018
Mayor de Blasio says fate of 50 turnaround schools will be decided this year
“We expect a lot of those schools to graduate out,” de Blasio said. “But ultimately this is the year to decide what happens with all of them.”
August 6, 2018
After sparing Harlem’s storied Wadleigh middle school from closure, Richard Carranza shakes up its leadership
“We didn’t think expectations were set high enough, and without expectations being set, it was mediocrity.”
April 11, 2018
Carranza stands by NYC’s ‘Renewal’ program for struggling schools, but asks, ‘What’s our theory of action?’
"I keep asking that question, and I get different answers,” Carranza said.
a new face
March 27, 2018
After an abrupt resignation, de Blasio appoints professor to New York City’s education oversight panel
Shannon Waite, a professor at Fordham University and former longtime Department of Education employee, was sworn in Monday evening.
March 19, 2018
More students applied to Renewal high schools this year, but that won’t necessarily jolt sagging enrollment
Overall, 3,305 students received an offer to attend a Renewal high school this year — up just 26 students from the previous year.
February 5, 2018
A Brooklyn school on the chopping block will get one more chance to improve
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would give Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School a one-year reprieve, citing community pressure.
'rigorous and realistic'
January 22, 2018
Some struggling New York City schools can lose ground and still hit performance targets
"Fuzzy ranges with unclear accountability consequences is not the way to do it.”
January 8, 2018
Weigh in on the city’s plans to merge, close, or shrink 19 schools at these public meetings
City officials plan on holding at least two public meetings at each school.
Updated December 18, 2017
New York City plans to close, shrink, or merge these 19 schools into other schools
Here's the full list of changes the city is proposing.
December 13, 2017
As New York City prepares to close more struggling ‘Renewal’ schools, here’s what we know about ones they’ve shuttered before
While all the closed schools had very low graduation rates and test scores, so do other Renewal schools that were spared.
November 30, 2017
Sources: In a first, New York City will add more schools to its controversial ‘Renewal’ program
The additions come at a pivotal moment for one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature education initiatives.
November 16, 2017
New York City’s (unofficial) graduation rate hits 74 percent, preliminary figures show
"That’s something the administration can crow about and take pride in."
November 2, 2017
40 percent of teachers were gone from struggling New York City schools after two years, union data show
The teacher-turnover rate among schools in the "Renewal" program was far higher than the city's 23-percent average during the same period.
October 25, 2017
New York City schools chief asks principals to ‘take a chance’ on unassigned teachers that she sends them
As de Blasio runs for re-election, New York 1’s Errol Louis sat down with Fariña for a two-part interview.
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