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April 29, 2019
As NYC plans to shorten the day at some struggling schools, the principals union pushes back
“The extended learning, in terms of the impact per dollar, we decided was something that we could reduce,” the mayor said during a press conference.
April 10, 2019
Asian students continue to benefit most from program meant to integrate NYC’s specialized high schools
In recent years, the initiative has helped more white and Asian students gain admission to eight city high schools that determine admission based on a single test.
April 5, 2019
Read the report on de Blasio’s $773 million turnaround program the city kept under wraps — until now
The report is the most rigorous study to date on the effectiveness of the mayor’s turnaround program, which cost $773 million and has been widely criticized.
March 28, 2019
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson proposes eliminating SHSAT process, and adding new ‘elite’ schools
The speaker also wants to create of a new set of “elite” schools with their own competitive admissions criteria, as well as institute a slew of other measures that have been floated by observers on all sides of the integration debate.
March 22, 2019
De Blasio decries ‘segregation’ amid specialized high school debate — a term he has avoided
"That’s why we’re doing something bold here, and we’re saying we’re not going to live by this old system that has perpetuated massive segregation."
March 18, 2019
As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students
As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts to better integrate the city’s specialized high schools, the elite schools remain…
who's the boss?
March 15, 2019
Parents, advocates, and some state senators weigh limits to mayoral control of New York City schools
Senators and the public floated specific changes to how schools are governed, including giving City Council more oversight.
March 12, 2019
Years after promised reforms, a Giuliani-era agreement still governs school safety in New York City
The agreement governs police involvement in school security and formally handed the police department authority over thousands of safety agents stationed in schools.
March 7, 2019
In New York legislature, little apparent momentum behind bills to eliminate the SHSAT
There appears to be little momentum to ensure the passage of a bill that would get rid of the specialized high school admissions test, or SHSAT, which is the sole criteria for entry into these schools.
Who's In Charge
March 7, 2019
As mayoral control debate heats up, de Blasio takes concerns about parent input ‘very seriously’
In City Hall’s first rally to drum up support for the extension of mayoral control of city schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged concerns from state lawmakers that parents need more of a voice in how schools are governed.
March 7, 2019
Faith, business leaders sign letters urging extension of mayoral control
The letter, dated March 4 and signed mostly by Christian and Islamic leaders across the city, urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Carl Heastie to give the mayor reins over the school system for at least another three years.
predicting the weather
March 4, 2019
New York City’s early snow day notice backfires when weather turns mild
With weather forecasts calling for up to eight inches of snow to be dumped on New York City overnight, Mayor Bill de Blasio…
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?
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.
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