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January 23, 2015

New York City Chancellor Overhauls Principal Support System

The chancellor will replace the Bloomberg-era networks, which were run by independent organizations, with regional centers that superintendents will oversee.

January 21, 2015

Districts Bolstering Leadership Ranks Under Principal Initiative, Report Finds

The Wallace Foundation-commissioned study found that six districts it has invested in are more effectively using data to "make better-informed decisions on hiring and placing" school leaders.

January 20, 2015

New York Expands Dual-Language Programs

The New York City Education Department plans to expand dual-language programs offered in the city's public schools. The plan was announced last week by New York City's school chancellor, Carmen Farina.

January 16, 2015

New York City Parents Seek Action to Improve Failing Schools

More than 75,000 people signed a petition penned by a New York City mother frustrated that thousands of children attend chronically underperforming public schools.

January 14, 2015

New York City Schools to Add Dual-Language Programs at 40 Schools

The programs will include instruction in Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, or Spanish, depending on the school site.

January 07, 2015

New York City to Lift Long-Standing Ban on Cellphones in Schools

The New York Daily News reports that the ban on electronic devices could end as early as March. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to end the prohibition when he campaigned for mayor last year.

January 02, 2015

Late N.Y. Gov. Mario Cuomo Sought to Aid Poor Districts, Overhaul Gotham Schools

Cuomo challenged President Ronald Reagan's vision of America, and successfully pushed to expand college access to poor and middle-class students.

December 21, 2014

New York City Finds an Effective Way to Evaluate Teachers

Under a new evaluation system that is being hailed as a better way of assessing teacher performance, nine out of ten New York City teachers received one of the top two rankings.

December 09, 2014

Eva Moskowitz: Goal Is to Expand Charter School Network to 100 Schools in 10 Years

The New York City charter school founder and advocate spoke in Washington Tuesday about the successes of Success Academy, as well as the challenges facing the network of charter schools.

December 08, 2014

New York City Principals and City Agree to New Contract

The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.

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