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September 15, 2020

Testing All Students and Staff for COVID-19. The Key to Full Opening of All Schools?

Los Angeles Unified will test all staff members and students for COVID-19 before fully reopening and will conduct periodic testing afterward. Will other large districts follow suit?

September 19, 2019

To Excuse or Not to Excuse? How Districts Are Handling the Climate Strike

As students choose to miss school to take part in large protests around issues such as gun violence and climate change, it poses challenges for how districts should handle youth activism.

August 23, 2019

New York City and the Challenge of Integrating Schools

A review of the first year in office New York City district's new chancellor shows the difficulty of taking on diversity in schools.

June 27, 2019

What's Next for New York's Elite High Schools Now That De Blasio's Diversity Plan Is Dead

A contentious debate over New York's elite high schools flared this year as Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to scrap the exam that determines admissions as a way to increase enrollment of black and Hispanic students. But amid strong opposition from the city's Asian community and well-heeled alumni, state lawmakers never took action on the proposed diversity plan.

November 28, 2018

Harold O. Levy, Former New York City Schools Chief, Dead at 65

Levy, a Wall Street lawyer who had never worked as an educator, more recently served as executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which supports expanding educational opportunities for high-achieving, low-income students.

March 15, 2018

Departing N.Y.C. Schools Chief's Advice for School Leaders

Chancellor Carmen Fariña will leave the New York City school system this month, after a 52-year career working in the city's public schools.

March 05, 2018

On Second Try to Hire New Chancellor, N.Y.C. Taps Houston Superintendent

Richard Carranza, who was also the schools' chief in San Francisco, has been the superintendent in Houston since 2016.

March 02, 2018

N.Y.C. School Chief Drama: Before #TheCarvalhoShow, There Was Rudy and Dan

Miami Superintendent Alberto Carvalho publicly turned down an offer to run New York City public schools. This is not the first time the New York City's superintendent search has hit the skids in public.

December 22, 2017

Insider or Newcomer? Who Will Lead the New York City Schools?

While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hints that he wants a school chief that will continue the work that current schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña began, there are school district advocates and observers who think he needs to bring aboard a leader who will take the district in another direction.

December 20, 2017

Report: New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to Step Down

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña plans to announce her retirement Thursday, NBC New York reports, citing "city government sources."

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