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so far so good
June 27, 2018
How is Carranza’s big shake-up going over? So far, educators are optimistic.
So far, chancellor’s plan to add nine executive superintendents is being met with cautious optimism from some principals and school advocates.
June 27, 2018
As school year ends, Carranza announces major changes at New York City’s education department
The sweeping new structure is meant to “streamline” the way principals and district superintendents are supported by creating another level of executive superintendents.
By the numbers
May 8, 2018
How long does a big-city superintendent last? Longer than you might think.
That three-year figure isn’t accurate — and it’s not clear it ever has been.
February 22, 2018
Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases
Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared to gather signatures by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
Turnover at the top
February 3, 2016
Three of Tennessee’s four largest school districts in the hunt for superintendent
Rick Smith's sudden departure from Hamilton County means three of Tennessee's highest-profile urban districts have a leadership void.
September 9, 2015
Five big questions facing New York City schools as a new year begins
Will the “Renewal” program make inroads? What will come of the push for more family engagement? And how will the de Blasio administration campaign for mayoral control?
July 23, 2015
In the district with the most ‘Renewal’ schools, a leader sets out to fix them
Chancellor Fariña has instructed district chiefs to form relationships with parents and earn principals' trust. District 9's Leticia Rodriguez-Rosario has set out to do both.
July 1, 2015
City launches school-support centers, a key element of Fariña’s system shakeup
Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s redesigned system for supporting and overseeing schools entered a new phase Wednesday with the official launch of seven new help centers.
A league of their own
May 8, 2015
Exclusive: Fariña to let some high schools opt out of her reorganization
Schools in those groups will be affiliated with like-minded high schools from across the city, while most schools are bound by their geographic districts.
February 25, 2015
Baez: City will analyze enrollment data to help English learners
New Deputy Chancellor Milady Baez told council members about a number of new initiatives for English language learners.
February 17, 2015
Immigrant groups see chance to improve language services in chancellor’s reorganization
With changes coming to the city's school-support structure, immigrant groups are asking the Department of Education to improve translation services for parents with limited English proficiency.
February 10, 2015
Superintendents to General Assembly: Please do not ‘derail’ standards
Most of Tennessee's school superintendents sign a letter to state lawmakers asking them to hold off on changing the Common Core State Standards.
January 22, 2015
With system shake-up, Fariña aims for clear line of command
In a speech Thursday, Chancellor Carmen Fariña formally shifted power back to district superintendents, and promised to disband the school-support networks that had eclipsed them.
January 16, 2015
Network staffers jumping ship ahead of Fariña’s system overhaul
The Bloomberg-era school-support networks are already shedding leaders and staffers ahead of an overhaul of the city’s school governance system.
December 23, 2014
To some principals, rise of superintendents signals decline of networks
As Chancellor Carmen Fariña re-empowers superintendents, many principals believe this means that school-support networks are on the way out. For principals who value their networks, that is an alarming prospect.
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