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March 01, 2018

Miami-Dade Superintendent Backs Out of N.Y.C. Job After Change of Heart

In a dramatic turnabout that unfolded in three acts at a special school board meeting, Alberto Carvalho said he will remain at the helm of the Miami-Dade school district, reneging on an agreement to lead the nation's largest school system.

December 20, 2017

Report: New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to Step Down

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña plans to announce her retirement Thursday, NBC New York reports, citing "city government sources."

September 12, 2017

Buffalo School Board Replaces Ousted Member Who Insulted the Obamas

Carl Paladino is appealing the decision by New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia in August to remove him from the Buffalo school board for disclosing confidential information discussed in the board's executive session.

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 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.

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.

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.

February 17, 2016

Poor Districts Shortchanged in New York State, Advocacy Groups Say

The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.

January 26, 2016

Glitch in Student 'Growth' Scores Causes New York to Redo Principal Evaluations

The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.

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.

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