The money helps the district to narrow a budget gap and avoid immediate layoffs, but the school system still needs more money.
Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.
Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future
Bringing health and social services directly to schools that serve struggling students is the focus of the new effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.
The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.
A local newspaper first brought to light allegations about cheating in one elementary school in the nationally recognized district.
UCLA review shows that minorities are still more likely than whites to be suspended for acts of disruption and willful defiance—a vague category that can include anything from talking back to teacher to not doing one's homework—.
The law, which was to go into effect in the 2014-2015 school year, was ruled unconstitutional by a circuit court judge.
A study by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education outlines the pros and cons of mayoral involvement in school boards.