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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.

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 17, 2015

Some N.Y.C. Council Members Want Testing Opt-Out Information for Parents

Two New York City council members say the city's Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities should include guidance for parents on opting children out of state tests.

February 13, 2015

N.Y.C. School System Wants More Parents to Run for Education Councils

New York City's Department of Education is hoping to attract a more diverse group of parents to serve on its education councils.

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 09, 2015

New York City Launches New, Unified Preschool Application Form

As they prepare to add 17,000 full-day preschool seats in 2015, New York City officials announced a single application for district and community 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.

February 04, 2015

Beyond Profiling: Deepening Classroom Discussions About Race

Guest blogger and Bronx teacher Mark Anderson taught an in-depth unit on racial segregation and had to grapple with surprising feedback from his students of color.

January 30, 2015

Dueling Reports Focus on Special Needs Students in N.Y.C. Charter Schools

The variation in conclusions from three studies released this week can likely be attributed to methodology ... and politics.

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