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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…
February 1, 2019
After a week at home, Detroit students have three more snow days to burn (probably)
Detroit is applying for three more snow days. Any more than that, and students lose vacation time.
January 31, 2019
Rise & Shine: Meet the people who could help influence education policy in Michigan
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January 29, 2019
Storm impact: Chicago cancels another day of classes; union publishes list of educator grievances
The Chicago Teachers Union published a list of grievances from anonymous school teachers and administrators complaining about the school district’s response.
The weather outside
January 28, 2019
Why the Denver district did not call a snow day
The snarl in the school day Monday wasn’t picketing teachers but 7 inches of fresh snow.
November 26, 2018
Power outages hit 20 campuses during first snowstorm of the school year
But school remained in session at all 513 district-run Chicago Public Schools campuses.
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…
January 4, 2018
Once rare, snow days have become more common under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared five snow days during his four years in office -- as many as his predecessor ordered over 12 years.
February 9, 2017
No snow day for Success Academy — and parents and educators aren’t having it
Meanwhile, the city closed traditional district schools nearly 12 hours before the snow started falling.
a matter of time
March 30, 2016
Snow days: Children cheer, some parents jeer and schools make tough decisions about lost class time
With an unusually high number of snow days in some Front Range districts this year, administrators are grappling with how to make up for lost instruction.
February 13, 2014
De Blasio defends controversial decision to keep schools open during storm
De Blasio says the right call was made, but Fariña acknowledges that the early timing of announcements might not always be the best approach.
February 13, 2014
Before storm, Fariña talks special education and snow days at PEP meeting
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña defended her snow day decision-making at a public meeting Wednesday evening, shortly before announcing that schools would remain open Thursday despite heavy snowfall.
February 5, 2014
What NYC educators and families said about today’s snaux day
[View the story “New York City’s Feb. 5 snaux day through social media” on Storify]…
between the lines
February 5, 2014
What snow day policy tells us about the de Blasio administration's educational philosophy
Asked why the city had decided to keep schools open today while also warning against unnecessary travel, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña offered a vision of schools as tools for social welfare. They also said that parents, whom they have said they want to involve heavily in the school system, should be free to decide whether to send their children to school on snowy days.
January 22, 2014
School was on, but half of students took a snow day
With a foot of snow on the ground in some parts of the city and temperatures in the single digits, only about 47 percent of students came to class today, according to Department of Education data.
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