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Carranza says changes to NYC’s school discipline manual are coming soon. Here are 4 questions we’re asking.
The chancellor has signaled that reducing suspensions and racial disparities will be at the center of the education department’s revisions.
And the winners are ...
May 17, 2019
These 17 educators just won top honors from New York City
The winners were selected by a panel of education and teachers union officials from a pool of 7,100 candidates.
May 16, 2019
NYC reverses plan to close P.S. 25, a Brooklyn elementary school with just 82 students
The sudden about-face means that a key legal question about school closures and attendance zones will not be immediately resolved.
Opt Out Tally
May 14, 2019
What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your New York City school in 2018? Here’s the breakdown.
Not a single student boycotted the exams at 108 city schools that offered the grades 3-8 tests, according to state data obtained through a freedom of information request.
a better placement
May 4, 2019
7 and out of school since 2017: How Jazmiah slipped through the cracks of NYC’s special ed system
Jazmiah, who is autistic, and struggles with ADHD and behavior issues, has not attended school for nearly a year and a half.
April 24, 2019
New York City charter school rent payments set to climb 54 percent this year
The total cost is projected to reach $80 million this fiscal year, up from $52 million last year — a 54 percent increase.
view from inside
April 18, 2019
‘It’s basically jail’: Inside NYC’s suspension centers, where there’s bullying, boredom — and sometimes support
According to more than a dozen interviews with students, center staff, and advocates, the suspension centers are dull at best and chaotic at worst.
April 8, 2019
Suspensions drop 14 percent in New York City after a spike last school year
From July through December 2018, schools issued roughly 12,500 suspensions, a 14 percent decrease over the same period last year.
Back to school
April 8, 2019
After lengthy suspensions spark outrage, NYC officials are sending students back to class 30 percent faster
When David Altman learned a student was suspended for 30 days recently for allegedly throwing a chair at a school safety agent, he…
April 5, 2019
Read the report on de Blasio’s $773 million turnaround program the city kept under wraps — until now
The report is the most rigorous study to date on the effectiveness of the mayor’s turnaround program, which cost $773 million and has been widely criticized.
March 29, 2019
Complaints are up, but investigations plummeted at agency responsible for investigating education employees
In 2018, 6,813 complaints were received — a roughly 9 percent increase over the previous year, according to statistics released Friday afternoon.
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
March 22, 2019
New York City mistakenly told parents at struggling schools they could transfer out
Students won’t actually be able to transfer purely because their school is low performing, city officials said.
March 12, 2019
Years after promised reforms, a Giuliani-era agreement still governs school safety in New York City
The agreement governs police involvement in school security and formally handed the police department authority over thousands of safety agents stationed in schools.
March 5, 2019
Did opt-out land some New York City schools on the state’s struggling list? Carranza says yes
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is now publicly challenging the state’s narrative.
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