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July 1, 2019
What NYC’s departing instructional guru learned overseeing the nation’s largest school system
Weinberg officially stepped down from the job last week, capping off his 35-year career in the city’s public school system.
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.
March 8, 2018
Meet the Staten Island elementary school determined to start college-readiness in kindergarten
One Staten Island elementary school has embarked on a bold new experiment to prepare students for life after high school as soon as possible.
January 17, 2018
What you should know about seven people who could be the next New York City schools chancellor
We’ve sorted through the rumors and political jockeying to handicap several contenders.
September 20, 2017
Here’s what Carmen Fariña’s top deputies have on their plates this school year
Community schools, 3-K, and school diversity are all on the list.
August 26, 2016
New York City continues to expand Bloomberg-era middle school literacy program
“They are our laboratories for improvement,” said Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg.
July 28, 2015
As the city pushes collaboration, demo schools fine-tune their tips
City officials will announce Wednesday that the Showcase Schools program is expanding to 27 schools, up from 21.
November 21, 2014
Deputy chancellor: High schools have 'higher calling' than test prep
While students’ exit-exam scores and performance in college are important, high schools ultimately should be judged by the type of citizens their graduates become a decade or more into the future, Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg said this week.
July 28, 2014
Top official says recent department turnover not a sign of problems
Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg said recent high-level departures do not indicate turmoil in his office during a segment of the "Brian Lehrer Show" Monday about education technology.
July 24, 2014
Top deputy reshuffles instructional office amid slew of departures
A slew of high-ranking resignations at the Department of Education has come amid a reorganization in the instructional office, the second such one in five months.
Politics & Policy
July 3, 2014
New report describes recipe for deputy chancellor’s success as Telecommunication principal
When Chancellor Carmen Fariña, a longtime teacher and principal of younger students, acknowledged her limited secondary-school cred in a February interview with Chalkbeat, she pointed to…
April 25, 2014
City may let some schools swap state exams for new, online tests next year
Some New York City schools may jump ahead of the rest of the state next year by taking new, online Common Core tests instead of the current state exams, according to city officials. But real problems remain for the rollout of PARCC tests statewide.
February 28, 2014
Deputies named for DOE’s teaching and learning division
When Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced last month that Phil Weinberg, a Brooklyn principal, would head the Department of Education’s reconstituted Division of Teaching and…
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