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June 14, 2019
Phil Weinberg, 35-year veteran of NYC education department, to retire
“This has been a very difficult decision for me, but one that I have been thinking about for some time,” Weinberg wrote in a letter to education department staffers.
deal or no deal
June 13, 2019
Pre-K, school social workers in forefront of negotiations as NYC nears a budget deal
Sources briefed on budget negotiations said there was agreement to significantly reduce the number of schools that don’t have a single social worker.
June 10, 2019
A ‘big deal’ or not enough? What to know about the diversity recommendations de Blasio just embraced
Despite the soaring rhetoric, the suggestions the city has pledged to adopt don’t come with precise integration goals, changes to any enrollment policies, or a timeline.
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.
Lost in Translation
June 6, 2019
‘Why don’t you learn English?’: Lawsuit blasts NYC translation services for special education families
The lawsuit describes a “pattern and practice” of failing to provide interpretation regarding special education services.
May 31, 2019
NYC’s anti-bias training for educators is contentious — and behind schedule. Some advocates say that’s not a bad thing.
The education department’s implicit-bias trainings have been the subject of intense controversy.
May 28, 2019
Calling all educators: Help us understand New York City’s implicit bias training
Help us understand what the trainings look like, whether they’re changing how you approach your job, and whether you think they are helpful or could be improved.
May 21, 2019
Carranza says changes to NYC’s school discipline manual are coming soon. Here are 4 questions we’re asking.
The chancellor has signaled that reducing suspensions and racial disparities will be at the center of the education department’s revisions.
And the winners are ...
May 17, 2019
These 17 educators just won top honors from New York City
The winners were selected by a panel of education and teachers union officials from a pool of 7,100 candidates.
May 16, 2019
NYC reverses plan to close P.S. 25, a Brooklyn elementary school with just 82 students
The sudden about-face means that a key legal question about school closures and attendance zones will not be immediately resolved.
Opt Out Tally
May 14, 2019
What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your New York City school in 2018? Here’s the breakdown.
Not a single student boycotted the exams at 108 city schools that offered the grades 3-8 tests, according to state data obtained through a freedom of information request.
a better placement
May 4, 2019
7 and out of school since 2017: How Jazmiah slipped through the cracks of NYC’s special ed system
Jazmiah, who is autistic, and struggles with ADHD and behavior issues, has not attended school for nearly a year and a half.
April 24, 2019
New York City charter school rent payments set to climb 54 percent this year
The total cost is projected to reach $80 million this fiscal year, up from $52 million last year — a 54 percent increase.
view from inside
April 18, 2019
‘It’s basically jail’: Inside NYC’s suspension centers, where there’s bullying, boredom — and sometimes support
According to more than a dozen interviews with students, center staff, and advocates, the suspension centers are dull at best and chaotic at worst.
April 8, 2019
Suspensions drop 14 percent in New York City after a spike last school year
From July through December 2018, schools issued roughly 12,500 suspensions, a 14 percent decrease over the same period last year.
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