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Chancellor Betty Rosa
May 7, 2018
Teacher evaluation fight spills into New York’s Board of Regents meeting
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and certain board members appeared split over whether to express enthusiasm for the bill.
choosing your grad-venture
May 3, 2018
What should it take to graduate? Inside the growing divide over whether to require New York’s vaunted Regents exams
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.
May 2, 2018
New York state education department officials weigh in on plan to overhaul teacher evaluations
State education department officials thanked the sponsors of the legislation but warned of “unintended consequences.”
December 15, 2017
How does New York set education policy? An inside look at the mad dash to make sense of a major diploma change
The state unveiled a major change to its graduation requirements this week just minutes before policymakers voted on them.
December 8, 2017
Here’s how the Republican tax plan could threaten New York’s education funding
That blow, advocates say, could punch a hole in school budgets.
November 22, 2017
Is the Board of Regents hostile to charter schools? Depends upon whom you ask.
The meeting was emblematic of the mixed signals that this Board of Regents have been sending over the last few months.
September 12, 2017
New York’s most controversial teacher certification exam is now a little easier to pass
The move could open the door to more teachers of color, who have failed the exam in disproportionate numbers since the state began requiring it in 2014.
September 1, 2017
After blasting Success’s board chair, Chancellor Rosa to visit Success Academy on first day of school
This follows recent friction between the State Education Department and SUNY, Success's authorizer, and sometimes Success Academy itself.
July 17, 2017
State education officials question another batch of Success Academy charter renewals
Reigniting a debate that flared in April, the state is poised to send a set of Success Academy charter school renewals back to SUNY instead of approving them.
June 12, 2017
The state’s final answer? Math and English tests will be cut by one day each
Shortening the tests is a win for teachers, students and parents who argued New York’s classrooms are too focused on giving tests and preparing for them.
May 23, 2017
New York stands to lose $433 million in education funding under Trump budget, state says
The budget would slash teacher preparation programs, support for homeless youth, and college aid for low-income students, state officials said.
the new deal
May 8, 2017
New York state says it wants to expand its definition of success — and focus on equity — in judging schools
New York education officials have said they hope to capitalize on the Every Student Succeeds Act – and framed that choice as a statement of values.
April 21, 2017
Chancellor Betty Rosa hits back on criticism that New York is abandoning education reform
New York State Chancellor Betty Rosa hit back against criticism of New York's education policies with her own piece for the Fordham Institute.
April 3, 2017
As state budget debate rages on, Board of Regents set to push back on Success Academy renewals
The Board of Regents appears poised to send a series of Success Academy charter school renewals back to their authorizer with comments, rather than approve them.
on the record
March 28, 2017
‘We need an opposite narrative’: Chancellor Betty Rosa on her year of trying to reshape New York’s education debate
What does Chancellor Betty Rosa think about her first year on the job? We sat down with her to find out.
March 13, 2017
Major change to teacher certifications on deck for March Board of Regents meeting
The board will vote on whether to eliminate the Academic Literacy Skills Test, one of the four certification hurdles prospective teachers must clear in New York state.
January 11, 2017
Regents discuss revamping New York state teacher certification requirements
The proposed changes include reviewing the passing score on edTPA, providing more test vouchers and potentially eliminating an "academic literacy" exam.
At the halfway mark
November 22, 2016
Half full or half empty? New data shows mixed results for city’s Renewal turnaround program
Nearly half of the schools in the city’s high-profile turnaround program did not meet even half their goals last year.
take it back
November 16, 2016
One day after sweeping testing announcement, New York state walks it back
Instead of keeping tests constant for three years, as the state had announced, that testing changes are now up for discussion.
November 14, 2016
New York state officials announce there will be no changes to state exams until 2019
State officials announced they will not make major changes to state assessments for two years, a decision that may not be popular with parents who boycotted the tests.
funding fight continues
October 3, 2016
Have supporters of a lawsuit demanding billions in school funds finally found their moment?
The fight continues to increase school funds under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit.
May 17, 2016
Charter schools raise questions but draw no sanctions from state policymakers
The Board of Regents renewed two charter schools despite discussions about student achievement at the schools.
May 16, 2016
What New York’s top education policymakers are talking about in May
On Monday, the state’s education policy-making body will tackle charter school renewals, the metric for calculating violence in schools and computer-based testing.
roundtable with rosa
May 9, 2016
New chancellor Rosa says she’s concerned about charters; wants more options for English learners
Chancellor Betty Rosa opened up about a range of contentious education issues during a whirlwind tour of New York City this weekend.
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