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January 07, 2016

Students Attending Closing Schools Graduated With Less Rigorous Diplomas

A new report brief from the New York City's Independent Budget Office says that students who attended schools that were being phased-out were more likely to graduate with a local diploma, which is less rigorous than the state's Regents diploma.

December 04, 2015

New York City's Struggling Schools' Program Under Fire

Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of New York state's Board of Regents, said New York City's $400 million "Renewal Schools" program for low-performing schools was, in some cases, allowing "failure" to persist.

November 20, 2015

To Promote Integration, N.Y.C. to Pilot Diversity Plans in Some Schools

A New York City pilot program to promote diversity will allow seven elementary schools to set aside seats for low-income students, English-language learners, or students in the child welfare system.

September 10, 2015

Former Chicago Schools CEO Brizard Lands Consulting Job

In his new role, Brizard will help school leaders turn around under-performing school districts

July 20, 2015

New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña Gives Herself a B+

Carmen Fariña reflected on her first full-year leading the nation's largest public school system.

June 03, 2015

New York City to Launch Tool to Help Parents Track Students' Progress

The accounts, which will launch on June 8, will allow parents to access information about attendance and grades and will be available on laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

March 04, 2015

Muslim Holidays Added to New York City Schools' Calendar

Muslim families in New York City have been lobbying for the change through several administrations.

February 24, 2015

Feds Order N.Y.C. Public Schools to Add More Sports for Girls

The district would need to add 3,862 opportunities for female student-athletes to be in compliance with Title IX, according to the Department of Education's office for civil rights.

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.

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