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May 25, 2016
Despite major city investment, struggling ‘Renewal’ schools shed another 6,300 students
The low-performing schools serve about 6,270 fewer students now than in 2014, as many families continue to shun them despite the city's expensive intervention.
Updated April 1, 2016
Hundreds of teachers must soon reapply for their jobs at six troubled schools
The six schools are Lehman, Banana Kelly, August Martin, and John Adams high schools, and J.H.S. 80 and Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology.
February 23, 2016
At a struggling Brooklyn school, having more hands on deck is helping boost student literacy
At one struggling Brooklyn middle school in the city's Renewal school turnaround program, a community partner is helping improve student academics.
Updated December 14, 2015
In a first, Chancellor Fariña will move to close three struggling district schools
The city wants Peace Academy Middle School, The School for the Urban Environment, and Foundations Academy to close at the end of the year.
December 8, 2015
After criticism, city publishes Renewal goals, arguing they top state targets
The city released its goals for the 94 struggling schools in its “Renewal” program Monday, along with data showing the goals exceed some state targets.
struggling school skirmish
December 4, 2015
After Tisch attacks Renewal goals, city says school closures possible next year
After Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch called the city's goals for some troubled schools "ridiculous," a city spokeswoman said some schools could be closed next year.
November 23, 2015
One year after launch, Fariña offers few new details about $400M Renewal program
The schools chief said chronic absenteeism is down slightly in the 94 struggling schools, but she offered few other statistics about their progress.
September 9, 2015
Five big questions facing New York City schools as a new year begins
Will the “Renewal” program make inroads? What will come of the push for more family engagement? And how will the de Blasio administration campaign for mayoral control?
who's the boss?
July 16, 2015
The state names 62 NYC schools that must quickly improve or face takeover
If Chancellor Carmen Fariña fails to spur improvements at the schools after one or two years, she must cede control to an outside manager.
focus on stem
May 7, 2015
City offers new STEM summer program to hundreds of students
The city is offering 1,200 students a new opportunity to participate in free summer programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and math.
April 7, 2015
City to use Americorps to staff struggling schools with mentors
Americorps will spend $5.8 million over the next two school years to send 300 civil service members to work on de Blasio's community schools initiative.
March 19, 2015
Amid struggling schools debate, Council members praise early changes at Boys and Girls
The City Council education committee said the city's school turnaround plan needs time to spur improvements, but one school is being lauded as an early success story.
Updated March 17, 2016
School Renewal: A newly updated guide to the city’s turnaround program for 94 schools
The stakes are high for the city's school-turnaround program, which Chalkbeat has tracked closely. Here's what's happened so far.
March 6, 2015
While some struggling schools get extra attention, others wait for more help
Some struggling schools in the city's new "Renewal" program have already received extra resources and attention, while others have seen few changes.
January 12, 2015
Fariña names leader for school turnaround program
Chancellor Carmen Fariña has created a new office led by a longtime educator to run her turnaround program for struggling schools.
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