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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.

November 03, 2014

New York City Mayor Unveils Plans to Fix Failing Schools

The plan includes $150 million to convert nearly 100 struggling campuses into community schools that offer extra daily instructional time, additional professional development for teachers and principals, and nonacademic services for students.

October 21, 2014

Q and A With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

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.

October 01, 2014

Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.

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