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November 24, 2014

Chromebooks for New York City Schools Gain Stamp of Approval

The 1.2 million-student district has added the Chromebook to its list of approved computing devices, reflecting the laptop's growing popularity.

November 18, 2014

Charter Advocates Protest Lack of Facilities Funding for New York City

Charter school advocates in New York City are holding a class outside Tuesday to protest the lack of facilities funding charters receive from the state.

November 18, 2014

Confronting School Reforms That Work Against Democracy

Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"?

November 13, 2014

Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.

November 03, 2014

New York City Mayor Unveils Plans to Fix Failing Schools

The plan includes $150 million to convert nearly 100 struggling campuses into community schools that offer extra daily instructional time, additional professional development for teachers and principals, and nonacademic services for students.

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.

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