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8 hours ago
Rise & Shine: High school students to lobby City Council members on after-school sports
MONEY MATTERS The state department of education is requesting a $2.1 billion boost in education spending next year. The proposal comes ahead of a new legislative…
22 hours ago
New York state officials call for $2.1 billion bump in education funding
The proposal is about $500 million larger than last year, which was shrouded in concerns over a state budget deficit and a threat of spending cuts.
2 days ago
In first meeting since November election results, the board of Regents eyes budget for New York schools
While their request will help guide lawmakers as they hash out a spending plan by the April 1 deadline, the final dollar amount is out of the hands of the Regents or other state education department officials.
December 6, 2018
Carranza, de Blasio launch listening tour for elected parent leaders
The city leaders — who have faced criticism in some corners that they aren't seeking enough input from the public — are launching a "parent empowerment tour" to hear first-hand from parent leaders.
December 5, 2018
‘Smooth sailing’ or ‘left behind’: The student voices in a charged debate over NYC’s high school admissions
At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose…
December 5, 2018
17 struggling New York City schools improved enough to avoid extra state oversight. But they aren’t out of the woods yet
The schools showed enough evidence of progress to no longer require additional state oversight — or face the possibility of outside takeover or closure.
December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
November 30, 2018
Rise & Shine: Lawmakers demand hearing over education department’s travel spending
LAWSUIT Advocates For Children and a law firm have accused Success Academy, the city’s largest charter operator, of making sweeping and unlawful decisions over how…
November 29, 2018
Carranza names new leader — and new department name — for English language learners
Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, the founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, will be the new deputy chief academic officer of what will now be the Division of Multilingual Learners.
November 28, 2018
A harsh audit of education department travel sparked a Twitter debate over mayoral control
As the report set off criticism, it caught the attention of Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican who represents parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island and ran for mayor in 2017.
November 27, 2018
Days before deadline, a new online system for applying to NYC schools raises concerns
The new website replaces the old process: students filled out paper applications that ranked their school choices and turned the paperwork into their guidance counselors, who would enter the information into a central system.
November 27, 2018
With lead exposure rampant in NYC public housing, a new focus on lead’s impact on education
The dangers posed by lead poisoning, which include behavioral problems and impaired brain development, are grave and long-lasting. But studies show these effects can be mitigated with swift, early treatment.
November 26, 2018
Surprise: Manhattan’s Millennium High School changes admissions rules just weeks before application deadline
Just four students from outside Manhattan were offered spots last year. The revised rules could change that.
November 21, 2018
Rise & Shine: Success Academy notches a legal victory over Pre-K programs
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November 20, 2018
As Yeshiva probe heats up, state issues guidance for reviewing nonpublic schools
The state education department released long-awaited guidance Tuesday on the process that local authorities must follow to determine whether nonpublic and religious schools, including yeshivas,…
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