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doing a 180
November 12, 2018
New York City students can be suspended for an entire year. Officials say changes could be coming.
Advocates and a group of city councilors argue the city must adopt a series of new reforms, including a cap on the length of suspensions to 20 days.
November 1, 2018
Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access
The announcement comes after months of urging from advocates over the lack of access for students with disabilities in a majority of school buildings.
November 1, 2018
NYC is offering the SHSAT during school hours to boost diversity, but it’s mostly benefitting white and Asian students
Despite those results, city officials are expanding the program significantly this year.
Find your school
October 31, 2018
Suspensions increased for the first time in years. Here’s what the numbers show for every school in New York City.
Here, you can find suspension numbers for every city public school for the past two years.
end of the road
October 26, 2018
After report that New York City is ending its Renewal turnaround program, big questions remain
In his weekly appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show, de Blasio did not deny the program is ending, and even suggested it is reaching its “natural conclusion.”
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…
Politics & Policy
October 18, 2018
A ‘chilling effect’: Immigrants may decline school-based health services if proposed rule is adopted, advocates say
The proposed rule could mean fewer people will sign up for Medicaid, resulting in fewer dollars flowing in to school-based health clinics.
October 9, 2018
Carranza says the city could get rid of the SHSAT at 5 specialized schools on its own, contradicting de Blasio
Carranza’s comments, which came during a fiery speech at the Hispanic Education Summit, represent a rare break from the mayor.
October 2, 2018
Mayor de Blasio almost proposed a universal enrollment system for district and charter schools, emails show
Early in de Blasio’s administration, emails show, the idea was initially met with approval from other senior officials.
September 26, 2018
‘We cannot fail’: New York City test scores establish big expectations for future
Next year will be the first time students who came up through de Blasio’s universal pre-K program will have taken state tests.
September 21, 2018
Charter schools, funding, and the SHSAT: What we’re watching if Democrats flip New York’s Senate
New York education policymaking has been defined by predictable splits between the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Republican-controlled Senate. That could change.
September 7, 2018
In its push for diversity, New York City is rethinking selective admissions beyond specialized schools, Mayor de Blasio says
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comments represent a shift from his earlier stance on integrating schools, when he insisted that housing patterns and “400 years of American history” would keep him from putting forward aggressive integration proposals.
September 5, 2018
Mayor de Blasio says fate of 50 turnaround schools will be decided this year
“We expect a lot of those schools to graduate out,” de Blasio said. “But ultimately this is the year to decide what happens with all of them.”
August 14, 2018
New data show how few black and Hispanic students benefit from New York City’s specialized high school diversity program
The Discovery program aims to promote diversity by offering admission to students from low-income families who score just below the entrance exam cutoff.
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.
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