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a plan emerges
January 28, 2019
New York City officials aim to eliminate childhood lead exposure by 2029
De Blasio’s plan does not, though, include any specific education-related steps for children dealing with the lasting effects of lead exposure in school.
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 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,…
October 19, 2018
Rise & Shine: Brush up your SHSAT–testing for New York City’s specialized high schools begins
COLLATERAL DAMAGE School-based health clinics that partially rely on reimbursements from Medicaid could suffer if a new federal proposal is adopted…
inside the doe
August 10, 2018
Read the confidential memo New York City sent Alberto Carvalho (before he backed out of the chancellor job)
Just before Alberto Carvalho was expected to take the helm, NYC's education department handed him a 33-page crash course in the system’s hot button issues.
the carvalho texts
Updated August 10, 2018
Carvalho texts show last-minute concerns about pay, mayoral control, but no plans to back out
In the days before Alberto Carvalho rejected the New York City chancellor job on live television, he expressed concerns about salary, mayoral control, and media leaks.
June 22, 2018
I’ve spent years studying the link between SHSAT scores and student success. The test doesn’t tell you as much as you might think.
A standardized test does not predict as well as past school performance, indicating that Mayor Bill de Blasio seems headed in the right direction.
June 19, 2018
Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools
If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long.
June 6, 2018
The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change
As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.
Take the test
June 4, 2018
Everybody is talking about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Here’s what it looks like
The test stands at the center of a contentious debate that blew open last weekend over the stark underrepresentation of black and Hispanic students there.
sorting the students
June 2, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio: Our specialized schools have a diversity problem. Let’s fix it.
We are living with monumental injustice, de Blasio writes.
Walk it out
100,000 New York City students walked out of schools to protest gun violence
Students across New York City are joining peers across the country in protesting gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.
March 6, 2018
No fireworks in Houston as school board bids farewell to Carranza
Houston’s school board didn’t put up a fight Tuesday while ironing out the details of superintendent Richard Carranza’s departure to become New…
Updated March 1, 2018
Five critical questions facing New York City after Carvalho’s rejection of chancellor job
Will the city turn to an interim schools chief? Does this change how de Blasio will conduct the search? Will anyone want the job now?
February 28, 2018
After months-long search, New York City mayor will name next schools chief ‘very soon,’ officials say
City Hall said the mayor would name a permanent successor for outgoing Chancellor Carmen Fariña, not a temporary replacement.
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