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August 27, 2019
If New York City eliminates gifted programs, here’s what could come next
The idea is to create additional learning opportunities that foster curiosity for all students instead of walling off opportunities for student labeled “gifted."
August 14, 2019
Top city lawmakers say NYC should test entire schools for lead paint — not just classrooms
The city does not inspect cafeterias, art rooms, gymnasiums, and certain rooms where students with disabilities get extra help.
war of words
June 17, 2019
Dividing the city or bold intervention? Local lawmakers spar over Chancellor Richard Carranza’s leadership
In a public clash over the direction of the New York City education department, local lawmakers are weighing in publicly about Chancellor Richard Carranza
behind the budget
May 20, 2019
‘Unacceptable’: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities in hearing
“This is a deeply disappointing and unacceptable budget for the council,” said Councilman Mark Treyger, who chairs the council’s education committee.
May 10, 2019
Carranza in the hot seat during Assembly’s specialized high school hearing
The questions and criticism came during the state’s first formal public hearing in New York City over how students are admitted to the eight elite high schools.
March 7, 2019
Faith, business leaders sign letters urging extension of mayoral control
The letter, dated March 4 and signed mostly by Christian and Islamic leaders across the city, urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Carl Heastie to give the mayor reins over the school system for at least another three years.
February 19, 2019
After 10 months, the education department released Richard Carranza’s briefing memos. Read them here.
The education department took almost 10 months to give Chalkbeat the documents, issuing form letters to extend their own deadlines on three separate occasions.
February 12, 2019
An NYC task force released a new school diversity report. Here are 4 questions we’re asking about the city’s plans.
The group’s recommendations do not clarify how they should be implemented, and the responsibility for translating them into policy will fall to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
a new plan
February 8, 2019
These 50 New York City schools could boost teacher pay and get other perks under new Bronx Plan
City officials on Friday announced 50 schools that will be allowed to boost certain staffers’ salaries and give teachers formal decision-making power in…
February 6, 2019
In first legislative testimony, Carranza decries Cuomo’s proposed school funding formula
Chancellor Richard Carranza said Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pitch for a new state education funding formula would harm a majority of New York…
January 30, 2019
What is your New York City school’s 2018 graduation rate? Find it here.
New York City’s graduation rates continued to tick up, reaching nearly 76 percent last year, education officials said Wednesday.
January 29, 2019
How did an out-of-town chancellor get to know NYC schools? Read Richard Carranza’s calendar.
Forty-five media interviews. Forty-six meetings with City Hall officials. A sit-down with an Obama nutrition advisor and White House chef.
December 14, 2018
New York City will close another round of schools in de Blasio’s Renewal turnaround program
The education department is planning to close fewer than last year, the largest single round of Renewal closures to date, when seven schools were ultimately shuttered.
December 12, 2018
From Amazon to air conditioners, parent leaders quizzed de Blasio and Carranza at forum
The pair faced a host of tough questions from parent leaders about problems including school overcrowding, the lack of air conditioners, lead in water, and busing.
back to the future
December 6, 2018
NYC will keep key aspects of Renewal schools ‘indefinitely,’ even as the turnaround program nears likely end
While the city appears poised to wind down the Renewal program, the backbone of that strategy will remain in place.
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