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August 06, 2014

'Preschool Nation': Summit Weighs State of Early-Childhood Education

What was billed as the first Preschool Nation Summit, held in New York City, brought together education leaders to discuss best practices for early-childhood education.

August 04, 2014

Hundreds of N.Y.C. Schools Will Start the Day Earlier This Fall

In New York City, the shift to an earlier start time for hundreds of schools is angering some parents.

July 31, 2014

One-Fourth of New York City Schools Are Failing Their Students, New Report Says

"The Forgotten Fourth" by Families for Excellent Schools, an advocacy group, paints a dark picture of a portion of the school system and calls for "bold leadership and action now" to fix the city's failing schools.

July 18, 2014

Cities in New York State Get Ready for Arrival of Child Migrants

Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.

July 08, 2014

N.Y.C. Proposes New Requirements for Superintendents

Tuesday's announcement included news of a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to train superintendents as principal supervisors.

July 01, 2014

New York City Announces $23 Million More to Expand Arts Programs in 2014-2015

The money will go toward hiring up to 120 new certified arts teachers; upgrading arts facilities and developing partnership programs with New York City Arts Institutions.

June 17, 2014

Expanding Community Schools Focus of New York City Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $52 million effort to turn 40 struggling schools into community hubs that provide health and social services to students and their families.

June 17, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Announces $52 Million Effort to Launch Community Schools

Bringing health and social services directly to schools that serve struggling students is the focus of the new effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

June 16, 2014

Weaker Teachers Leaving Schools Under N.Y.C.'s Tenure Changes

A New York City schools policy that encourages principals to closely consider teacher-tenure decisions before awarding that status appears to have encouraged less-effective educators to leave the profession, new research shows.

June 05, 2014

What's Good for Rich Kids Is Good for Poor Ones, Too

Meier: It is galling when rich people in the ed policy field tell me that class size doesn't matter-and pay a lot to send their kids to schools with half as many students per class as urban schools.

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