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July 5, 2019
Catch up: Four takeaways from the Democratic presidential forum on education
The next education secretary must be an educator, many said, and Warren criticized high-stakes testing despite disagreeing with unions on that in the past.
June 26, 2019
Round 1: What the 2020 Democratic candidates said about education in the first debate
From pre-K to college affordability to school counselors: Chalkbeat's guide on what the Democratic candidates said about education during the first primary debate.
June 26, 2019
School year ends in NYC with demands for integration, calls for Carranza’s ouster, and lingering questions over pay parity for pre-K teachers
Debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remain unresolved.
June 20, 2019
Carranza — and his critics — dig in as controversy over racism and integration roils NYC’s schools
Neither schools Chancellor Richard Carranza — nor his critics — are backing down from a fight over how best to address racial inequities and segregation in NYC's schools.
June 20, 2019
NYC announces its first overhaul of how police operate inside schools since Mayor Giuliani
The changes mark a major move away from the zero-tolerance policies that dominated the city's approach to school discipline when the agreement was last updated.
Taking the Advice
June 10, 2019
In bid to increase integration in city schools, de Blasio accepts slew of recommendations from diversity advisory group
To increase integration, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that he is accepting nearly all the initial recommendations of the city’s School Diversity Advisory Group.
Paying for pre-K
May 30, 2019
After a wave of backlash, New York City education department tweaks new pre-K and childcare contracts
Facing growing concern from providers, the New York City education department is making significant changes to new contracts for pre-K and childcare services.
May 16, 2019
‘Clean up your mess’: Some NYC pre-K providers have tough message for de Blasio ahead of White House bid
Independent preschool operators the city has relied on to make Pre-K for All a reality say the mayor’s ambitious early childhood plans have pushed them to the brink.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
DeVos in NYC
Updated May 2, 2019
Betsy DeVos targets de Blasio’s education policies at black-tie dinner, saying they ‘renewed nothing’
Criticism from DeVos, who is highly unpopular among Democrats, will likely be welcomed by de Blasio, who is mulling a run for president.
to the races
Updated May 15, 2019
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
Though his frequent trips have drawn scorn locally his education agenda could resonate nationally.
April 5, 2019
As New York City pre-K teachers weigh a strike, new estimate puts cost of pay boost at $438 million
With a potential strike looming, the first estimate for what it would cost to boost salaries for pre-K teachers who work in community…
March 31, 2019
A $1 billion boost, mayoral control, and tweaks to parent councils — what to know about New York’s budget deal
Mayor Bill de Blasio earned a three-year extension of his control of city schools — the longest renewal since he took office in 2014.
March 18, 2019
As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students
As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts to better integrate the city’s specialized high schools, the elite schools remain…
who's the boss?
March 15, 2019
Parents, advocates, and some state senators weigh limits to mayoral control of New York City schools
Senators and the public floated specific changes to how schools are governed, including giving City Council more oversight.
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