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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.

February 06, 2015

New York City's Young Men's Initiative Seeks Mentors, Teachers of Color

Efforts started under former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2011 aim to address challenges faced by young black and Latino men, including in the areas of literacy and graduation rates.

January 30, 2015

N.Y.C. Charters Hold Onto Special-Needs Students at Better Rates, Study Finds

The city's Independent Budget Office found that students with disabilities who attended charter schools were more likely to stay in their schools for four years than similar students in regular district schools.

January 23, 2015

New York City Chancellor Overhauls Principal Support System

The chancellor will replace the Bloomberg-era networks, which were run by independent organizations, with regional centers that superintendents will oversee.

January 07, 2015

New York City to Lift Long-Standing Ban on Cellphones in Schools

The New York Daily News reports that the ban on electronic devices could end as early as March. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to end the prohibition when he campaigned for mayor last year.

December 08, 2014

New York City Principals and City Agree to New Contract

The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.

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