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September 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Education Leaders Pledge Special Attention to English-Learners

The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.

September 11, 2014

New York City Schools Will Provide Space for Four Charter Schools

After a very public spat that dragged on through much of the winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to provide space for four charter schools in district-run schools. Under the law, the district can either provide the space for charter schools or pay for the charter schools to use private space.

September 11, 2014

Four New York City Charters to Get District Space

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving forward with providing four charter schools with space inside regular district buildings, including two Success Academy schools.

September 05, 2014

New York Mayor Hints at New Charter School Standards for Co-Locations

At a news conference, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggests that charter schools may have to serve more English-learners and special education students if they want to share space in a district-owned school building.

September 04, 2014

New York City Kicks Off School Year With Massive Prekindergarten Expansion

Making preschool universal for 4-year-olds in the city was a signature promise in Bill de Blasio's successful campaign for mayor.

August 27, 2014

N.Y.C. Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time

Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.

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.

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