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
October 01, 2014
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
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
"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
Tuesday's announcement included news of a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to train superintendents as principal supervisors.
July 01, 2014
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
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
With pre-K expanded, a higher number of New York City parents apply for spots.
March 26, 2014
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.
December 30, 2013
Ms. Fariña served for more than four decades as a teacher, principal, district superintendent and deputy chancellor in the 1 million-student school system.