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March 31, 2019
A $1 billion boost, mayoral control, and tweaks to parent councils — what to know about New York’s budget deal
Mayor Bill de Blasio earned a three-year extension of his control of city schools — the longest renewal since he took office in 2014.
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.
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.
while you were sleeping
April 26, 2018
Bronx transfer school is shuttered after late-night vote, a first for Chancellor Carranza
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s introduction to New York City continued Wednesday with an eight hour meeting in which teachers and students desperately pled for their school…
a new face
March 27, 2018
After an abrupt resignation, de Blasio appoints professor to New York City’s education oversight panel
Shannon Waite, a professor at Fordham University and former longtime Department of Education employee, was sworn in Monday evening.
March 20, 2018
Up next for the PEP: Five mergers, one missing member, and a snow delay
This time around, there are no school closures on the agenda. But there may still be reverberations from last month’s unusual meeting.
March 9, 2018
After voting down school closures, de Blasio appointee to education panel is out
After casting a deciding vote blocking the education department from closing two Queens schools last month, T. Elzora Cleveland resigned from the city’s…
March 2, 2018
After postponed closure vote, High School for Health Careers and Sciences will stay open
In the bustle of Thursday’s surprising New York City education news, one change that affects hundreds of city families went under the radar.
March 1, 2018
What happened when: Inside the circus that was the Carvalho pick and sudden rejection
Here's a breakdown of the steps leading to Carvalho's shocking announcement.
March 1, 2018
In stunning rebuke, oversight board rejects two of de Blasio’s school closure plans
An oversight board rejected two of the de Blasio administration’s proposed school closures and voted to postpone a third after an emotional hearing…
call for more
February 28, 2017
Advocates gather in Brooklyn to demand more action for immigrant students
In this climate of fear, advocates argue the city’s education department should put an immigrant liaison in every school.
January 30, 2017
NYC education panel votes to oppose Betsy DeVos; parents and advocates rally against her
The New York City Panel for Educational Policy passed a resolution against Betsy DeVos, saying her positions “jeopardize access” to public education.
January 30, 2017
New York City education panel may vote to oppose Betsy DeVos’s confirmation
The resolution by the New York City Panel for Educational Policy says that DeVos’s positions “jeopardize access” to public education.
October 24, 2016
Michael Kraft replaces Insideschools’ Laura Zingmond on the Panel for Educational Policy
Michael Kraft, president of Art and Design High School’s Parent Teacher Association, was appointed Monday to the New York City Panel for Educational Policy.
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