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July 24, 2019
NYC ditched its school turnaround program months ago. Principals are still wondering what comes next.
Interviews with principals across the city suggest schools lack precise details about what type of support they will receive, creating uncertainty for the coming school.
July 11, 2019
NYC parent leaders seek — and receive — new assurance about Chancellor Carranza’s future
Asked whether the chancellor was resigning, a spokeswoman for the education department press office said, “It’s not true.”
back and forth
July 9, 2019
NYC vows to address special education failures detailed in state review. But will their reforms go far enough?
“These children only have one shot at education; whether we get it right or wrong today impacts their life chances."
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 25, 2019
‘We’re going to move the agenda’: Chancellor Carranza speaks at graduation for top screened middle school
Chancellor Carranza praises Mott Hall's majority-Hispanic graduating class and says he is dedicated to serving students, even if it means some adults are “uncomfortable.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
a legal matter
May 29, 2019
Carranza blasts lawsuit claiming 3 white administrators were improperly demoted
The lawsuit is notable because senior department administrators rarely sue the district in a direct challenge to the chancellor’s hiring practices.
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.
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.
April 15, 2019
These numbers show how much New York City middle schools might change with two new integration plans in place
Each school has a different story to tell, with some poised to shift their incoming sixth grade classes dramatically and others more likely to remain mostly the same.
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