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October 14, 2018
As elections approach, New York’s top education policymakers begin to outline legislative priorities
The Regents will kick off the discussion Monday by reviewing last year’s priorities.
September 26, 2018
At long last, New York released state test results. Here’s how NYC students fared.
While the city’s proficiency rate in English edged out the state average overall, city students lagged behind those statewide in math.
September 25, 2018
Three things to watch as the release of New York’s test scores draws near
This year, as in the past, the numbers will not be directly comparable to the previous year because of changes to the test itself.
September 14, 2018
New York officials soften potential penalties for schools where many students opt out of tests
Under the initial rules, districts that had high opt-out rates for five years could have to set aside Title I funding, which is earmarked for high-poverty schools.
Updated August 3, 2018
New York State sent 275 charter schools too much federal Title II funding and district schools too little, officials say
State Education Commissioner MarryEllen Elia is scheduled to brief reporters Friday morning.
July 16, 2018
Regents use annual retreat to take stock of changes in testing, charter schools and more
The briefings served as a distillation of some top policy goals among the Board of Regents.
July 8, 2018
Democrats for Education Reform blasts New York state’s school turnaround program
A report, issued by the local chapter of Democrats for Education Reform, argues the state’s education department has watered down its “receivership” program.
Updated April 11, 2018
Delays with computer-based state tests cause headaches at some New York schools
Wednesday’s hiccup could make the switch to computer-based testing more difficult.
February 22, 2018
New York wants to overhaul its teacher evaluations — again. Here’s a guide to the brewing battle.
Here's what you need to know, including how evaluations currently work, the political battles that lead to this point, and what could happen moving forward.
Updated February 9, 2018
New York education officials move to block rules allowing some charter schools to certify their own teachers
The lawsuit seeks to overturn regulations approved by SUNY allowing the charter schools it oversees to design their own teacher-certification programs.
off the list
December 1, 2017
State frees 24 New York City schools from strict oversight
"Removal from Priority School status shows the hard work being done by students, teachers and administrators at these schools and I applaud them all."
August 1, 2017
Mayor de Blasio just said New York City’s schools are safer than ever. Is he right?
One of his staunchest critics says just the opposite.
July 11, 2017
Critics call NY state’s plans to rate schools based on racial, ethnic group performance ‘dangerous’ and ‘confusing’
New York state’s proposed rating system for reporting on how well schools serve specific “subgroups” sends the wrong message, some advocates say, by creating uneven…
June 20, 2017
State teachers union protests ‘gag order’ on teachers discussing Regents test questions
A new state rule that temporarily prohibits teachers from discussing Regents exam questions online is raising eyebrows among teachers across New York.
men of color
February 17, 2017
New York state charges forward with its ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative
New York state’s top education leaders convened in Albany Friday to tackle this question: How can the state raise educational achievement for boys and young men of color?
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