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bill de blasio
January 29, 2019
How did an out-of-town chancellor get to know NYC schools? Read Richard Carranza’s calendar.
Forty-five media interviews. Forty-six meetings with City Hall officials. A sit-down with an Obama nutrition advisor and White House chef.
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.
State of the City
January 10, 2019
Mayor de Blasio says education is his top priority, but it receives little attention in ‘State of the City’
While the mayor has insisted education is the top priority of his second term, he has unveiled few new initiatives that affect most city students.
January 10, 2019
New York City will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders
All New York City kindergarteners and first graders will receive prescription eyeglasses if they need them starting next school year, Mayor Bill de…
meanwhile in albany
January 8, 2019
Here’s your Albany education cheat sheet for 2019. SHSAT, charter schools and mayoral control will be among hot topics this session.
That new political makeup in the Senate will likely change the course for state education policy. What can we expect for mayoral control, charter schools, school funding and the SHSAT?
January 7, 2019
New York City now spends $325 million a year to send students with disabilities to private schools
The cost of sending students with disabilities dwarfs the price tag of some of the mayor’s highest-profile education initiatives.
January 4, 2019
Amid questions over new transit program, de Blasio downplays challenges of rolling out universal pre-K
De Blasio appeared to downplay universal pre-K as he faced questions about why the rollout of a new low-income transit program won’t be immediately accessible to every low-income New Yorker.
December 19, 2018
More than 70 Manhattan parents pen letter to local officials supporting de Blasio’s specialized high schools plan
Seventy-seven District 2 parents wrote a letter to the Community Education Council, state lawmakers, and City Council members supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal, which would grant admission to the schools to the top 7 percent of middle schoolers using metrics such as GPA and state test scores.
December 14, 2018
New York City will close another round of schools in de Blasio’s Renewal turnaround program
The education department is planning to close fewer than last year, the largest single round of Renewal closures to date, when seven schools were ultimately shuttered.
December 12, 2018
From Amazon to air conditioners, parent leaders quizzed de Blasio and Carranza at forum
The pair faced a host of tough questions from parent leaders about problems including school overcrowding, the lack of air conditioners, lead in water, and busing.
back to the future
December 6, 2018
NYC will keep key aspects of Renewal schools ‘indefinitely,’ even as the turnaround program nears likely end
While the city appears poised to wind down the Renewal program, the backbone of that strategy will remain in place.
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,…
Updated November 16, 2018
From stalled buses to canceled programs, New York City schools are bearing brunt of snow storm
Parents, students, and teachers are dealing with the fallout of Thursday’s snowstorm, which stranded yellow buses for hours, created brutal commutes, and forced…
ready for prime time
November 13, 2018
Four ways Amazon’s arrival in New York City could impact public schools
If Amazon’s impact on Seattle, its primary headquarters, is any guide, there could be reverberations felt in New York City classrooms.
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