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State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia
July 23, 2019
After New York’s education commissioner resigns, discussion turns to the qualities — and politics — of a new chief
In the wake of MaryEllen Elia’s abrupt decision to step down as state education commissioner, many are looking ahead to what New York’s next education chief could be like
October 15, 2018
‘The needle hasn’t moved’: Regents sound off on racial gaps in 2018 test scores
New York State’s top education policymakers raised concerns Monday about whether the state is doing enough to address persistent racial gaps on state…
the road to albany
August 23, 2018
Union chief says de Blasio’s plan to scrap the SHSAT is going nowhere in Albany
“I don’t believe at this point in time it can pass in the next legislative session because it has been so highly politicized,” said UFT president Michael Mulgrew.
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.
Politics & Policy
April 9, 2018
Elia on lawmakers’ plan to make districts report funding decisions to the state: It’s duplicative
The problem with the new law is that state officials have already been working on a separate timeline to implement a nearly identical federal requirement, Elia said.
March 28, 2018
New York City students can now pass Spanish exam on path to graduation
The change may help non-native English speakers earn a diploma.
March 27, 2018
With the New York state budget deadline nearing, here are the education issues we’re watching
A number of issues have yet to be resolved: the overall level of education spending, school safety measures, and charter school funding.
Show me the money
March 12, 2018
New York’s top policymakers outline a plan to help open up the black box of school funding
Starting next year, schools will start using a new tracking system for school funding.
March 11, 2018
What’s on deck at the March Regents meeting? A lot of charter school business.
Twenty charter schools will be discussed, in some capacity, by the board on Monday.
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.
February 1, 2018
Is your school a ‘Reward’ school? Here’s the list of schools honored for their high scores
64 New York City schools made the list out of 155 across the state.
take your time
January 31, 2018
New York officials promise to move slowly as they revamp teacher evaluations — again
The commissioner did not provide a specific timeline for finishing the overhaul of evaluations, but stressed that it will be a slow and deliberate process.
the last stand
January 31, 2018
NYC schools chief calls Cuomo’s budget plan ‘disrespectful,’ says funding change would ‘take us backwards’
Carmen Fariña used her final appearance before state lawmakers on Wednesday to blast some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposals.
January 30, 2018
What will NYC schools chief Carmen Fariña ask for in Albany — and what will she be asked?
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is preparing to testify at a state legislative hearing on Wednesday.
January 22, 2018
After Cuomo calls for belt-tightening, New York’s Board of Regents look to lawmakers for more school aid
During the Board of Regents meeting on Monday, Chancellor Betty Rosa suggested the 17-member board mobilize and turn to the legislature for help.
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