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May 16, 2019
‘Clean up your mess’: Some NYC pre-K providers have tough message for de Blasio ahead of White House bid
Independent preschool operators the city has relied on to make Pre-K for All a reality say the mayor’s ambitious early childhood plans have pushed them to the brink.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
DeVos in NYC
Updated May 2, 2019
Betsy DeVos targets de Blasio’s education policies at black-tie dinner, saying they ‘renewed nothing’
Criticism from DeVos, who is highly unpopular among Democrats, will likely be welcomed by de Blasio, who is mulling a run for president.
to the races
Updated May 15, 2019
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
Though his frequent trips have drawn scorn locally his education agenda could resonate nationally.
April 5, 2019
As New York City pre-K teachers weigh a strike, new estimate puts cost of pay boost at $438 million
With a potential strike looming, the first estimate for what it would cost to boost salaries for pre-K teachers who work in community…
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.
March 18, 2019
As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students
As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts to better integrate the city’s specialized high schools, the elite schools remain…
who's the boss?
March 15, 2019
Parents, advocates, and some state senators weigh limits to mayoral control of New York City schools
Senators and the public floated specific changes to how schools are governed, including giving City Council more oversight.
March 7, 2019
In New York legislature, little apparent momentum behind bills to eliminate the SHSAT
There appears to be little momentum to ensure the passage of a bill that would get rid of the specialized high school admissions test, or SHSAT, which is the sole criteria for entry into these schools.
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.
to the races
March 1, 2019
Michael Bloomberg may run for president. What you should know about the billionaire’s education record in New York City
Weeks before he left office in 2013, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood before reporters and touted a record-high city graduation rate of 66…
February 26, 2019
New York City ends controversial Renewal turnaround program — but the approach is here to stay
City officials said its latest school-improvement strategy will borrow from many of the elements of the Renewal turnaround program.
February 26, 2019
New York City officials plan to spare Renewal turnaround schools from closure this year
After considering a new round of school closures, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are preparing to announce that they…
on the air
February 22, 2019
De Blasio: No decision yet on ‘Chief Integration Officer’ or other diversity recommendations
Among the concrete suggestions that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s diversity task force made when it delivered its report earlier this month was one for a…
February 14, 2019
Amazon dropped its plans to come to New York City. Here’s what that could mean for schools.
Amazon’s commitment to city schools were vague from the outset, and it had announced few specific plans, so it’s unlikely the about-face will have big consequences.
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