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November 03, 2014

New York City Mayor Unveils Plans to Fix Failing Schools

The plan includes $150 million to convert nearly 100 struggling campuses into community schools that offer extra daily instructional time, additional professional development for teachers and principals, and nonacademic services for students.

October 30, 2014

Boston Mayor Menino, Who Helped Transform City's Schools, Dies at 71

Thomas M. Menino, the popular mayor of Boston who had authority over the city's schools throughout his 20-year tenure, died Oct. 30 of cancer. He was 71.

October 21, 2014

Q and A With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

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.

September 05, 2014

Boston Mayor Appoints City's First-Ever 'Chief of Education'

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

New York City's Next Chancellor: The Rumored Short List

Speculation is rampant over who might become New York City's next schools chancellor under newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio.

November 05, 2013

N.Y.C. and Boston Elect Mayors; Usher in New Schooling Eras

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

Boston Mayoral Race Whittled to Two Finalists

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

Boston Schools Central in Vote for City's Next Mayor

A dozen candidates are vying to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino and take the reins over the 57,000-student school system.

September 11, 2013

De Blasio Tops New York City Primary: School Changes in the Wind?

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

New York City Schools at Center of Today's Mayoral Primary

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.

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