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May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

May 03, 2015

17 New York City After-School Sites to Close Despite Proposed Budget Increase

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to add $190 million to support after-school programs in the city's middle schools, children's advocates say another $5.9 million is needed to save 17 other after-school programs, serving 1,882 students, from losing their funding at the end of June.

April 24, 2015

New York City Parents Grade Mayor on Campaign Promises

New York City parents give Mayor Bill de Blasio unsatisfactory grades for failing to reduce class size and increase public accountability.

March 27, 2015

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

While it's clear that libraries and librarians have a significantly positive impact on students and schools, we still have to fight to keep these vital resources in our schools and municipalities.

March 11, 2015

The New York 'Miracle' and Other Early-Ed. Highlights from SXSWedu

You wouldn't know that early education was all the rage in the education community from the paucity of sessions on the subject at SXSWedu.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

March 04, 2015

Muslim Holidays Added to New York City Schools' Calendar

Muslim families in New York City have been lobbying for the change through several administrations.

March 02, 2015

Union-Led Charter School in N.Y.C. Closing For Poor Performance

In the wake of poor academic performance, the United Federation of Teachers will shutter the elementary and middle divisions of its charter school.

February 27, 2015

N.Y.C. Schools Chief Promotes Top English-Language Learner Administrator

Milady Baez's move to a cabinet post may be the latest indication that improving education for the district's fastest-growing student population is a top priority for Chancellor Carmen FariƱa.

February 25, 2015

Analysis Offers More Details on Areas Served by N.Y.C.'s Universal Preschool

UC Berkeley researcher Bruce Fuller released a followup to his October report critical of the New York City's universal preschool program, a centerpiece of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

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