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August 10, 2018
Read the confidential memo New York City sent Alberto Carvalho (before he backed out of the chancellor job)
Just before Alberto Carvalho was expected to take the helm, NYC's education department handed him a 33-page crash course in the system’s hot button issues.
Follow the money
April 17, 2018
New York City’s finance watchdog demands answers on $600 million school turnaround program
The comptroller’s probe comes at a precarious moment for the program.
Updated December 18, 2017
New York City moves to close 14 struggling schools, including site of Bronx stabbing
It's Mayor Bill de Blasio’s most aggressive effort to date to shutter struggling schools.
October 26, 2017
‘Everything you got’: How a Bronx principal is trying to restore hope to a once-troubled school, one student at a time
A day in the life of Asya Johnson, the principal tasked with transforming Longwood Preparatory Academy in the South Bronx.
on the move
September 26, 2017
Will Carmen Fariña close this turnaround school in Queens? ‘No, no, no.’
Fariña assured once-struggling August Martin High School that it's safe. Other turnaround schools are still awaiting their verdicts.
September 7, 2017
From a preschool to a struggling school, Mayor de Blasio helps city kick off a new school year
Dispatches from the mayor and chancellor's citywide school tour on the first day of the 2017-18 academic year.
August 22, 2017
Mayor de Blasio: More Renewal schools will face closure this year
Five Renewal schools were targeted for closure earlier this year.
eyes on NYC
July 19, 2017
New York City’s community schools guru on the program’s massive expansion and why the schools are ‘here to stay’
Starting this September, over 100,000 students will be in New York City's community schools.
An education U-turn
June 21, 2017
Shut out but scraping by: Inside the struggling schools excluded from New York City’s biggest improvement efforts
Many schools are left to cobble together their own supports -- with varying degrees of success.
February 14, 2017
Little mention of education in de Blasio’s ‘State of the City’ address
"It was curiously flat in terms of education."
moving the goalposts?
January 26, 2017
New York City is now focusing on academic progress at its lowest-performing schools. Here’s why some experts say that’s a problem.
"What they’re really saying is that schools should be showing outcomes in the second year of implementation, which is not realistic."
out of the loop
December 15, 2016
As education officials negotiate the fate of a Bronx middle school, ‘everything is up in the air’
It's not clear whether the school will be closed, merged, or taken over by an outside entity.
December 13, 2016
The only school in New York threatened with a takeover by state officials may soon learn its fate
Whether it will be closed or taken over by an outside manager remains to be seen.
December 5, 2016
At some Renewal schools, the city’s new ‘challenge’ targets require only tiny improvements
Thirty schools only have to improve average math or reading scores by .01 points.
Voice of dissent
November 30, 2016
Principal union chief says he ‘isn’t impressed’ with progress at city’s Renewal schools
It's not the first time the union leader has criticized the city's high-profile turnaround program.
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