A contentious debate over New York's elite high schools flared this year as Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to scrap the exam that determines admissions as a way to increase enrollment of black and Hispanic students. But amid strong opposition from the city's Asian community and well-heeled alumni, state lawmakers never took action on the proposed diversity plan.
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November 28, 2018
Levy, a Wall Street lawyer who had never worked as an educator, more recently served as executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which supports expanding educational opportunities for high-achieving, low-income students.
March 15, 2018
Chancellor Carmen Fariña will leave the New York City school system this month, after a 52-year career working in the city's public schools.
March 05, 2018
Richard Carranza, who was also the schools' chief in San Francisco, has been the superintendent in Houston since 2016.
March 02, 2018
Miami Superintendent Alberto Carvalho publicly turned down an offer to run New York City public schools. This is not the first time the New York City's superintendent search has hit the skids in public.
December 22, 2017
While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hints that he wants a school chief that will continue the work that current schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña began, there are school district advocates and observers who think he needs to bring aboard a leader who will take the district in another direction.
December 20, 2017
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña plans to announce her retirement Thursday, NBC New York reports, citing "city government sources."
December 15, 2017
New efforts to combat bullying and harassment in the 1 million-student system were announced after a fatal stabbing at a Bronx school by a student who said he had been bullied.
June 29, 2017
New York lawmakers, who were called back to Albany for a special session, are likely to approve a measure that will give New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a two-year extension to run New York City's schools.
June 22, 2017
New York state lawmakers adjourned the legislative session late Wednesday without extending the mayoral control law, which would allow New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to continue to oversee the country's largest school system.