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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 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.

October 01, 2014

Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.

September 11, 2014

New York City Schools Will Provide Space for Four Charter Schools

After a very public spat that dragged on through much of the winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to provide space for four charter schools in district-run schools. Under the law, the district can either provide the space for charter schools or pay for the charter schools to use private space.

July 31, 2014

One-Fourth of New York City Schools Are Failing Their Students, New Report Says

"The Forgotten Fourth" by Families for Excellent Schools, an advocacy group, paints a dark picture of a portion of the school system and calls for "bold leadership and action now" to fix the city's failing schools.

July 08, 2014

N.Y.C. Proposes New Requirements for Superintendents

Tuesday's announcement included news of a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to train superintendents as principal supervisors.

July 01, 2014

New York City Announces $23 Million More to Expand Arts Programs in 2014-2015

The money will go toward hiring up to 120 new certified arts teachers; upgrading arts facilities and developing partnership programs with New York City Arts Institutions.

June 17, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Announces $52 Million Effort to Launch Community Schools

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.

April 25, 2014

New York City's Pre-K Applications Jump By 36 Percent

With pre-K expanded, a higher number of New York City parents apply for spots.

March 26, 2014

New York State's Schools Are Nation's Most Segregated, Report Contends

A new report from UCLA's Civil Rights Project contends that in 2010, more than half of New York's black and Latino students went to schools with white-student enrollments under 10 percent.

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