From expanded all-day pre-K programs, extensive community engagement, and a focus on English-language learners, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña are making their mark on New York City education. Still, the administration has taken some criticism for being slow to articulate a turnaround plan for the worst performing schools.
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October 21, 2014
September 05, 2014
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will task a new citywide education czar to coordinate school improvement efforts across public schools, charter schools, parochial and private schools, as well as higher education.
December 10, 2013
Speculation is rampant over who might become New York City's next schools chancellor under newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio.
November 05, 2013
Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.
September 25, 2013
A Boston city councilor, who ran on a school reform agenda, and a state representative who is a strong supporter of organized labor, will face off in November to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.
September 24, 2013
A dozen candidates are vying to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino and take the reins over the 57,000-student school system.
September 11, 2013
Bill De Blasio took first, though a runoff election is possible. De Blasio's education views indicate that big changes are possible in the mayorally run district.
September 10, 2013
Voters in New York City will narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg who has tightly controlled the city's school system for the last 12 years.
July 29, 2013
A new coalition of local education reform advocates has organized to make sure that the future of Boston's public schools is the front-and-center issue in the city's first competitive mayoral election in a generation.
July 17, 2013
A crowded field of candidates has produced numerous ideas for the city's system of 1.1 million students.