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charters and college
April 2, 2019
Federal study finds charter middle schools didn’t help students earn college degrees
The results are a disappointing data point for charter advocates who hoped the publicly funded, privately run schools would improve students’ college prospects.
September 28, 2018
New York City website for student test scores requires second fix after parent complaints
Arturo Hale, a parent on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was already frustrated this month over the delayed release of his son’s state test…
regulation roll back
July 3, 2018
DeVos presses pause on special education rule, highlighting ongoing discrimination debate
The Department of Education halted a rule designed to stop students of color from being over-identified as having a disability wading into a complicated research dispute
June 21, 2018
What you should know about the White House’s proposal to merge the education department into a new agency
The White House is proposing the federal education department merge with the labor department to form the Department of Education and the Workforce, officials announced…
draining the pool
August 3, 2017
NYC’s plan to place teachers from its Absent Teacher Reserve pool could take a bite out of school budgets
The pool has historically been made up of teachers who are more senior than average, and therefore more expensive.
July 5, 2017
City Hall says a charter school ‘deal’ is on the way. Here’s what could be at stake
What will the final deal look like? Past fights between charter school advocates and the de Blasio administration could provide clues.
June 6, 2017
The country’s largest school system — and one of the most segregated — just released its ‘school diversity’ plan. Here are the highlights
New York City’s long-awaited plan for school diversity was released Tuesday morning, with surprisingly little fanfare.
May 3, 2017
New York City the latest district to warn parents about Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’
City schools are sending a letter home, urging parents to talk with their children about the popular series.
February 6, 2017
As anxiety grows after Trump’s executive orders, what protections do immigrant students have in NYC schools?
New York City schools are places where data and documents are collected. Can advocates and city official keeps that information private?
January 30, 2017
Despite Trump immigration crackdown, city tells students and families: ‘We stand with you’
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs are trying to reassure parents with a letter home.
December 2, 2016
New York City officials: Large-scale school desegregation plan likely coming by June
The city says its long-awaited school integration will likely be released by the end of the school year.
coming to a boil
November 30, 2016
Without working kitchens, students at New York City’s culinary high school are cooked
A New York City high school that specializes in cooking has a big problem: The kitchens don't work.
time for an upgrade
November 18, 2016
New York City reveals new plans to upgrade its dysfunctional special education data system
How significant those upgrades will be remains to be seen.
barriers to entry
November 7, 2016
In New York City’s dysfunctional high school admissions system, even ‘unscreened’ schools have tools to sort students
Schools are collecting extra information that gives them the ability to filter their applicants, and the Department of Education does little to ensure they don’t.
November 4, 2016
Five top 10s that show which New York City schools suspend the most students
Just 10 percent of schools accounted for 47 percent of last year’s suspensions.
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