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October 21, 2014

Q and A With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

From expanded all-day pre-K programs, extensive community engagement, and a focus on English-language learners, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña are making their mark on New York City education. Still, the administration has taken some criticism for being slow to articulate a turnaround plan for the worst performing schools.

October 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Small Schools Boost Graduation Rates and College Enrollment, Study Says

New findings show that New York City's "small schools of choice" raise graduation rates and boost college enrollment for economically disadvantaged students.

October 09, 2014

We Need the Large, Representative Democracies of Unions

Casey: Isn't this our vision of democracy in our schools, Deb, that it should be focused on the good of the entire school community?

October 01, 2014

Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.

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.

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