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July 8, 2018
Democrats for Education Reform blasts New York state’s school turnaround program
A report, issued by the local chapter of Democrats for Education Reform, argues the state’s education department has watered down its “receivership” program.
off the list
December 1, 2017
State frees 24 New York City schools from strict oversight
"Removal from Priority School status shows the hard work being done by students, teachers and administrators at these schools and I applaud them all."
October 31, 2017
25 struggling New York City schools are safe from takeover, state officials say
Gov. Cuomo's office has previously expressed frustration that the State Education Department released many schools from the program.
October 19, 2017
The entire staffs at two troubled New York City high schools must reapply for their jobs
Teachers and other staffers at Flushing High School in Queens and DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx will have to reapply this spring.
October 5, 2017
These 25 New York City schools could face closure or state takeover this year — but most probably won’t
“The fact that the city is being a bit more vocal about shutting down struggling schools may make it seem like less of a priority for the state."
on the move
September 26, 2017
Will Carmen Fariña close this turnaround school in Queens? ‘No, no, no.’
Fariña assured once-struggling August Martin High School that it's safe. Other turnaround schools are still awaiting their verdicts.
a new face
April 11, 2017
For the first time, the state teachers union will be headed by a New York City educator
"We’re going to play a role in pretty much everything."
March 27, 2017
Three struggling New York City schools in line to get millions in back payments from the state
"We’re thrilled the money can now be released to the schools because the money was providing vital services."
December 16, 2016
City plans to close struggling Bronx middle school that faced threat of state takeover
City officials say they want to open a new school in its place in time for the 2017-18 school year with a dual-language and STEM program.
out of the loop
December 15, 2016
As education officials negotiate the fate of a Bronx middle school, ‘everything is up in the air’
It's not clear whether the school will be closed, merged, or taken over by an outside entity.
December 13, 2016
The only school in New York threatened with a takeover by state officials may soon learn its fate
Whether it will be closed or taken over by an outside manager remains to be seen.
At the halfway mark
November 22, 2016
Half full or half empty? New data shows mixed results for city’s Renewal turnaround program
Nearly half of the schools in the city’s high-profile turnaround program did not meet even half their goals last year.
stuck in the middle
October 19, 2016
How one struggling Bronx school got caught in the crossfire between Cuomo and the State Education Department
“To single out one school and say it’s the worst school in the state is misleading on so many levels."
October 5, 2016
The state finally announced which schools could be taken over — and the only one is in New York City
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña could be forced to give up control of a Bronx middle school.
October 3, 2016
Three New York City schools could be taken over this year — but they don’t know yet
Chancellor Carmen Fariña may be forced to give up control over three Bronx schools.
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