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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…
Lost in Translation
January 9, 2019
Parents with limited English can get lost without translations of special ed plans. NYC is trying to fix that.
“It’s an evolution of the services we’re providing in the translation unit,” said Kleber Palma, an education department official.
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.
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.
December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
December 3, 2018
This map shows how student suspensions in New York City are sharply divided by neighborhood
On our interactive map, you can click on any district in the city to see its suspension rate for each of the past two school years.
November 29, 2018
Success Academy illegally changes special education services without parent input, complaint claims
The complaint alleges a pattern of school officials unilaterally changing special education placements without holding meetings with parents.
November 28, 2018
After contentious fight, Success Academy middle school will be allowed to open alongside Brooklyn’s P.S. 25
Success Academy Lafayette will now move into the P.S. 25 building in Bedford-Stuyvesant next school year.
November 26, 2018
New York City touts record number of students heading to college
Among students who began high school in 2014, 59 percent enrolled in college, vocational programs, or “public service” programs including the military.
November 19, 2018
New York City charters burn through principals faster than district schools, report finds
Last school year, 25 percent of the city’s charter school principals were new, more than double the turnover rate as district schools.
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.
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.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
November 2, 2018
In New York City schools, 40,000 students aren’t getting required special education services, report finds
NYC has roughly 224,000 students with special needs — a population larger than Houston’s entire public school system.
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