- Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?
- Aug 23, 8:00 AM: Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranza’s first year as schools chancellor.
- NYC kids doing better academically, new statewide test scores show
- Aug 23, 7:15 AM: New York City elementary and middle school students are doing better academically — and even beating statewide averages by some measures, new test results show.
- Hempstead official supports charters, but not 'at the detriment' of public schools
- > Aug 23, 6:45 AM: Charter schools in Hempstead are booming, but it is coming at a cost to the public school system, which says it may face more staff and program cuts in 2020-21 unless the state comes up with $11 million extra in aid.
- Top Charter School Advocate on the Controversial Sector’s Strengths and Weaknesses
- > Aug 20, 7:00 AM: James Merriman has been involved in the charter school movement in New York since its inception 20 years ago, first as the general counsel for the Charter Schools Institute and now, for the last 12 years, as CEO of the New
- Column: A revealing look at America’s most controversial charter school system
- > Aug 19, 8:08 AM: Success Academy Charter Schools are both the highest-performing and most criticized educational institutions in New York, and probably the country. They have suffered some media hits, such as a video of one of their
- Charter founder says city stalls on space
- > Aug 16, 5:18 AM: The founder of Success Academy Charter Schools has told the Chronicle that the group’s one middle school in the Borough of Queens is nearing its capacity, and is accusing the city of dragging its feet in the effort to
- New York City Introduces Wait Lists for Students Unhappy With School Placements
- Aug 16, 5:14 AM: New York City families unhappy with their offers to public middle and high schools will have a new process involving wait lists to get different placements, officials said Thursday.
- New Data Show Few New York Teachers of Color in the Pipeline
- Aug 13, 7:12 AM: New York school districts have long sought to diversify their teaching ranks, which are mostly white overall, to better reflect the backgrounds of their students.
- Editorial: Carranza uses his power to ignore the protests of the powerless
- > Aug 12, 7:23 AM: Also shut out are the overwhelming black and Hispanic parents of children attending charter schools. Unless they’re affiliated with a handful of charters that the United Federation of Teachers approves of, these mothers
- Editorial: Regents must uphold high standards while trying new roads to graduation
- > Aug 9, 6:48 AM: At least publicly, the Regents understand the need for high standards. Emily DeSantis, a spokeswoman for the State Education Department. put it this way: “As we have said, this is not about changing our graduation
- New teacher residency program kicks off at UB’s Graduate School of Education
- Aug 8, 7:09 AM: A new teacher residency program that aims to boost educational opportunities for all students by preparing and supporting diverse educators officially kicked off this week.
- Judge tosses RCSD referendum regarding state takeover of schools
- Aug 5, 6:25 AM: Voters will not be asked about the future of city schools come November, after state Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi ruled Friday that the referendum was illegal.
- New York City Adopts ‘Culturally Responsive’ Education in Schools
- Aug 1, 7:51 AM: New York City on Wednesday formally adopted a policy of “culturally responsive-sustaining education,” which has set off a debate about what should be taught in public schools, and how.
- Three charter schools apply to open in Rochester
- > Jul 31, 6:15 AM: It is the largest group of potential operators to advance to the full application stage in the charter school creation process in several years. One of the schools has an informal connection to Rochester Academy Charter
- Editorial: A new track for teachers – and students
- Jul 31, 6:09 AM: Traditional college curriculums for training school teachers are sometimes criticized for focusing too much on theoretical concepts that don’t stand up to testing in the real world of the classroom.
- New York City Is Hunting for School Space
- Jul 30, 7:58 AM: New York City officials are having such a hard time finding sites for new public schools that for the first time in decades, they say they will soon advertise to recruit potential property sellers.
- Carranza’s ugly new ‘R’ for city schools
- > Jul 29, 7:21 AM: Reading, ’riting and ’rithmatic aren’t enough for Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. He’s adding a fourth R to the curriculum: racial resentment. Or, worse yet, substituting it for the first three.
- Editorial: Scrapping Regents no answer by itself
- > Jul 26, 7:12 AM: That should concern New Yorkers. If the Regents tests are responsible for low graduation rates, scrapping them would be the worst possible cure. It would be like deciding that if the diet doesn’t work, the best thing to do
- Please, give New York a state Education commish who puts kids first
- > Jul 26, 5:25 AM: Last week’s surprise resignation of the state education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, leaves New York schools at a crossroads. Depending on whom the Board of Regents selects to succeed Elia, the commissioner can serve as a
- NYC ditched its school turnaround program months ago. Principals are still wondering what comes next.
- > Jul 25, 5:11 AM: Months after top officials said they were ending Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial, $773 million Renewal school turnaround program, school leaders, union officials, and even the people responsible for supporting schools
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