Monica Disare

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As New York City engages in a lively debate about the lack of diversity at eight elite city high schools, Hunter’s disparities are starker.
So far, chancellor’s plan to add nine executive superintendents is being met with cautious optimism from some principals and school advocates.
The sweeping new structure is meant to “streamline” the way principals and district superintendents are supported by creating another level of executive superintendents.
The 2017-18 school year wraps up today in New York City. But before you head off on vacation, hit the beach, or board the bus to camp, we’ve compiled some of the biggest education stories to recap the year that was. 1. After more than half a century in the New York City education department, schools Chancellor Carmen
New York lawmakers went home for the summer without overhauling a controversial teacher evaluation law that ties state test scores to educator ratings.
The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy.
As the legislative session comes to a close, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming battle over teacher evaluations.
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released an overhaul teacher evaluations — but it has strings attached that will make it hard for some lawmakers to accept.
New York state’s top education policymakers will vote on six New York City charter schools in their last meeting before summer break.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he would take up the issue next session, likely stymying any chance that the bill will come before the Assembly this year for a vote.
The laser-focus on specialized schools leaves out hundreds of other schools and programs across the system whose policies also segregate students by race and class.
A bill to overhaul admissions at New York City’s premier high schools passed the Assembly education committee — but debate over the controversial plan has just begun.
Experts and politicians agree that, with less than a month left in the legislative session, the change is unlikely to happen this year but it could happen next year.
After sustained pressure from advocates, Mayor Bill de Blasio is backing a two-step plan to reform admissions at eight of the city’s elite high schools.
At the center is a question New York City has been grappling with for decades: How should the school system help students at greatest risk of dropping out?
The chancellor could eliminate District 2 priority, change specialized high school admissions, or reduce the share of screened schools.
New York City’s schools chief expressed a fundamental critique of the school system on Wednesday, arguing that sorting students by ability is “antithetical” to public education.
Advocates are asking the City Council to revise a city law in order to help fund charter school security needs.
Kris Cheung, the chief operating officer at Success Academy, is headed to Texas to work for another charter network.
New York’s black and Latino students are denied access to advanced coursework, including math, science, music, and foreign language classes, according to a new analysis.
Fifty years ago, 19 letters forever altered the course of New York City’s public schools.
With his statement, Flanagan leaves the door open for passing a bill this session, but possibly with changes or strings attached.
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and certain board members appeared split over whether to express enthusiasm for the bill.
Despite brewing state education policy controversies, May’s Board of Regents meeting is shaping up to be a quiet one.
A Chalkbeat timeline from the 1800s to today spells out how New York’s graduation requirements have evolved.
As the state reimagines graduation requirements, Chalkbeat examines their history, what they’re like now, and how earning a diploma could change in the future.