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New York City
March 21, 2018
I’ve been mistaken for the other black male leader at my charter network. Let’s talk about it.
A recent reunion pushed this charter leader to reflect again on the power dynamics that determine who gets to make decisions in so-called education reform.
March 13, 2018
‘I can be a part of this change’: New York City students prepare to join nationwide gun violence protests
Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, thousands of students from across New York City are expected to flood the streets as part of a nationwide school walkout.
January 16, 2018
Facing a state budget crunch, Gov. Cuomo proposes modest 3 percent education boost
Cuomo put forward a $769 million increase in school aid during his executive budget address on Tuesday, less than half of that sought by the state’s Board of Regents.
the new search
December 21, 2017
In search for new chancellor, Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to build on Fariña’s legacy
De Blasio said he wants someone who will carry out his existing vision — not shake things up.
November 16, 2017
How common is it for districts to share student contact info with charter schools? Here’s what we know.
Some districts explicitly do not share student information with charter schools. Others have clear rules for sharing. At least one city has carved out a compromise.
school choice or peer choice?
October 11, 2017
A school choice quandary: parents care more about who attends a school than about its quality, in NYC study
A basic tenet of school choice is that families will choose the highest-quality school they can. Now a new study raises questions about this basic premise.
June 8, 2017
Grilled by reporters, de Blasio says he wants to ‘level with the people’ about school integration
Two days after New York City released its much-anticipated school diversity plan, Mayor Bill de Blasio was forced to defend its rollout, scope and purpose.
April 18, 2017
Requesting public records from NYC’s education department? Be prepared to wait… 103 days
"My thought was, ‘Gee things are going to get so much better’ and the reverse has occurred."
January 18, 2017
How New York City’s education world is reacting to Trump education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos
Including UFT president Michael Mulgrew, Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz, and advocates for students with disabilities.
Transfer of power
September 26, 2016
In a shift, new rules make it easier for New York City students to switch schools
Parents can now request a new school for their child if he or she “is not progressing or achieving academically or socially.”
June 1, 2016
Success Academy charter network cancels classes after losing fight to offer pre-K on its own terms
The pre-K battle marks the latest chapter in an ongoing feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Success CEO Eva Moskowitz, and one of Moskowitz’s only public losses.
By the numbers
January 11, 2016
New York City’s graduation rate hits 70 percent for first time
Since 2005, the city's graduation rate has improved by 24 points, though black and Hispanic students still lag far behind their white and Asian counterparts.
Updated July 17, 2015
Here are the 62 New York City schools that could be taken over by outside groups
Most, but not all, of the schools are a part of the city's own high-profile turnaround initiative.
Leadership & Management
December 22, 2014
After 40 years, official in charge of Office of Safety and Youth Development to retire
The official who has overseen the Department of Education’s Office of Safety and Youth Development for the last decade is preparing to leave the department.
August 26, 2014
On her tour of city schools, Fariña takes a hands-on approach
Between January and May, Fariña officially stepped inside more than 70 different schools, according to meeting and school-visit schedules that were recently released to Chalkbeat. Together, interviews with Fariña and principals she met with paint a picture of her preferred leadership methods: keeping a low public profile while focusing intently on instruction and school-level leadership.
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