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May 30, 2017
City Councilmen Brad Lander and Ritchie Torres sign on to letter calling for citywide plan to desegregate schools
The city is expected to release a "bigger vision" plan by June to encourage school diversity.
April 6, 2017
‘Harlem diaspora’ sends local children to 176 different public schools, report finds
Harlem elementary schools are “hemorrhaging” students, according to a new report by the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School.
down to the wire
March 16, 2017
As New York’s free college tuition debate heats up, experts weigh in on whether a flawed tuition bill is worth passing
A panel of experts tackles the question: Is a bad bill better than no bill?
making it clear
June 22, 2016
Striking new graphics show which kids go to specialized high schools — and which don’t
Only two-tenths of a percent of seventh-graders, or nine students, who went on to specialized schools came from the city’s lowest-performing 124 schools.
June 26, 2012
Panel: Path to college-readiness paved with hard-to-fund plans
Making sure students have the academic skills and knowledge to hack it in college is necessary but not sufficient to ensuring that they succeed there, said David Conley, a researcher who students college readiness. They also need “soft skills” such as persistence and “transition knowledge” about how to navigate the admissions process, he said.
June 16, 2010
Report: Empowerment helped; grading system "deeply flawed"
Chancellor Joel Klein's strategy of empowering principals while holding them more accountable for results helped struggling schools get better. But his A to F grading system is "deeply flawed" and needs improvement. That's the message of a new, incredibly detailed report from the New School's Center for New York City Affairs. The report is the result of a study of hundreds of schools, including in-depth interviews with principals and school visits. The authors focused especially on the Bronx's District 7. The report is being released this morning at a panel discussion featuring Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch; the Department of Education's accountability chief Shael Polakow-Suransky; John Garvey, until recently the City University of New York's liaison to the public schools; and MS 223 principal Ramon Gonzalez. We'll have more details after the panel. For now, here's the report:
June 18, 2009
Grad rates could fall under new rules, but officials aren't worried
Image courtesy of the ##http://www.newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs/##Center for New York City Affairs## The City Council's education committee this morning is taking up concerns that the city could be in for a rude awakening in the coming years as high school graduation requirements become more stringent. In the past, students could opt for either of two diploma types: The local diploma requires scores of at least 55 on five state Regents exams, while the more challenging Regents diploma requires those scores to be 65 or higher. Starting with this year's ninth-graders, all students will have to earn Regents diplomas. Some advocates are warning that the state's new requirement could slash the city's graduation rate, particularly for needy students. They point out that if that requirement had been in place five years ago, the city's graduation rate would stand at just 37 percent.
October 21, 2008
Report: Missing school, common in NYC, sets kids up for failure
High school students are not the only ones missing school. Chronic absenteeism in the elementary grades is a major problem, too, especially in districts…
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