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May 21, 2019
Carranza says changes to NYC’s school discipline manual are coming soon. Here are 4 questions we’re asking.
The chancellor has signaled that reducing suspensions and racial disparities will be at the center of the education department’s revisions.
May 16, 2019
NYC reverses plan to close P.S. 25, a Brooklyn elementary school with just 82 students
The sudden about-face means that a key legal question about school closures and attendance zones will not be immediately resolved.
April 15, 2019
These numbers show how much New York City middle schools might change with two new integration plans in place
Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the same.
April 5, 2019
As New York City pre-K teachers weigh a strike, new estimate puts cost of pay boost at $438 million
With a potential strike looming, the first estimate for what it would cost to boost salaries for pre-K teachers who work in community…
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.
March 22, 2019
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 20, 2019
‘Everything is on the table’ — Carranza talks budget cuts to NYC schools at City Council hearing
The chancellor’s testimony touched a numerous hot button issues beyond funding. Here’s what else we learned at Wednesday’s City Council hearing.
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…
November 1, 2018
Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access
The announcement comes after months of urging from advocates over the lack of access for students with disabilities in a majority of school buildings.
Politics & Policy
October 18, 2018
A ‘chilling effect’: Immigrants may decline school-based health services if proposed rule is adopted, advocates say
The proposed rule could mean fewer people will sign up for Medicaid, resulting in fewer dollars flowing in to school-based health clinics.
September 14, 2018
Four things New York City schools chancellor Richard Carranza says he’ll focus on this year
Richard Carranza spoke before an influential group of business and education leaders Friday morning to reiterate his vision for New York City schools…
August 20, 2018
Richard Carranza’s back-to-school checklist: less paperwork, clearer lines of responsibility, and a hard look at gifted programs
Richard Carranza jokes that his colleagues must be tired of hearing him ask the same questions. Four months into his role…
June 27, 2018
After hearing from educators across the city, Carranza outlines his ‘bold, progressive’ to-do list
The conclusions come from a listening tour that introduced him to 2,125 students and 2,984 teachers and employees.
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