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December 15, 2017

New York City Is Putting $8 Million Toward Anti-Bullying Efforts

New efforts to combat bullying and harassment in the 1 million-student system were announced after a fatal stabbing at a Bronx school by a student who said he had been bullied.

June 29, 2017

Deal Will Give New York City Mayor Two-Year Extension on Mayoral Control

New York lawmakers, who were called back to Albany for a special session, are likely to approve a measure that will give New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a two-year extension to run New York City's schools.

June 22, 2017

Standoff Continues: Will Mayor Keep Control of New York City's Schools?

New York state lawmakers adjourned the legislative session late Wednesday without extending the mayoral control law, which would allow New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to continue to oversee the country's largest school system.

June 19, 2017

Will New York State Lawmakers Extend Mayoral Control of Schools?

The New York state legislative session is expected to end on Wednesday, but lawmakers have not yet decided whether to extend New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio control over the city's schools.

June 07, 2017

Will New York City's Plan to Make Its Schools Less Segregated Work?

New York City officials say the plan will help create more diverse schools and classrooms, but critics say it falls short and does not even use the words "integration" or "segregation."

March 22, 2017

New York City Will Not Allow Immigration Agents in Schools Without Warrants

New York City, the country's largest school system, says it will not allow federal immigration agents to enter its schools without signed warrants, and will host forums to help immigrant families know their rights and services available to them.

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.

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