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September 20, 2016

New Website to Compare Cities' Education Results Makes Debut

The interactive "State of Our Cities" website, released Tuesday by the George W. Bush Institute, provides comparable education data for 114 cities across more than a dozen indicators.

August 29, 2016

Urban Educators Stress Value of Big-City Schools Group

With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.

July 22, 2016

New York City Will End Suspensions for Students in K-2

The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.

June 20, 2016

Mayoral Control in New York City Gets One-Year Extension With Caveats

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted a three-year extension, but New York state Senate Republicans offered a one-year deal.

June 10, 2016

New York City Plans $15 Million Push to Increase Diversity at Specialized Schools

The city plans a number of new efforts to increase the number of black and Latino students who attend selective enrollment high schools.

June 06, 2016

Bill Proposes 'Inspector' As Part of One-Year New York City Mayoral Control Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking a three-year extension to retain control of New York City's schools. A state Senate bill proposes a one-year extension, with an "education inspector" to provide oversight.

March 18, 2016

New York City Program Will Provide Free Tampons to Some Students

The city plans to install dispensers in the bathrooms of 25 middle and high schools, which will provide girls with access to free tampons and pads.

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.

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