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  • NYC Chancellor, Mayor Greet School Year, Emphasizing Equity

    As he kicked off his first back-to-school day as New York City chancellor, Richard Carranza continued his call for one of the country’s most segregated systems to have schools that better reflect the city’s diversity.

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  • NYC Education Department Raises Staff Funding as Enrollment Slips

    Funding for central office staff at the city Department of Education rose for the new school year, even as projected enrollment in district schools slipped and charter enrollment continued to rise.

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  • Son of Success Academy Founder Filling in as a Teacher at One of Her Schools

    Success Academy’s first charter high school continues to have such faculty turnover that founder Eva Moskowitz’s son is filling in teaching economics, though he has no college degree.

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  • Stuyvesant High School Principal to Leave Post as Admissions Debate Rages

    Eric Contreras said Monday he is leaving the prestigious post to take a senior job at the city Department of Education.

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  • As New School Year Looms, Chancellor Talks About Yeshivas, Specialized High Schools

    In an interview, New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said confronting the district’s flood of complex issues is like “drinking from the fire hydrant.”

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  • Advocates Give Poor Marks to New York City’s Investigation into Yeshiva Schools

    Advocates for more secular education in some ultra-Orthodox yeshivas said Thursday that New York City’s look into the schools’ academics didn’t go deep enough or fast enough.

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  • NYC Schools Chancellor Says 15 Yeshivas Didn’t Give Investigators Access

    Fifteen ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools haven’t let New York City officials inside to investigate allegations that they don’t provide enough secular instruction, according to a letter from the city schools chief.

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  • New York City Education Department Plans Mandatory Implicit Bias Training

    The New York City Department of Education will fast-track its plan to provide implicit bias training to its employees and mandate their participation, Chancellor Richard Carranza said at a training session in Brooklyn.

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  • New York’s Last-Minute Negotiations with a Schools Chief by Text

    On the day New York City’s mayor announced the appointment of his first choice to lead the nation’s largest school district, City Hall was still texting with this hire over pay issues.

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  • Study Shows Scores on Elite High School Test Predict Success

    A new puzzle piece emerged in the fractious debate over how to fairly admit students to some of New York City’s most sought-after public high schools.

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  • New York City Study Shows Literacy Coaches Had No Effect on Low-Income Second-Graders

    A major push by New York City to help poor children in public schools learn to read by assigning literacy coaches to their teachers had no impact on second-graders’ progress, according to a study of its first year.

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  • Lawmaker Seeks to Expand Gifted Programs in New York City

    A new bill in the New York State Senate aims to require New York City to expand its gifted programs at elementary and middle schools to help more students better compete for selective public high schools.

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  • State Delays Student Test Scores, Leaving Parents Less Time to Prepare

    New York parents anxious to see their children’s scores on last spring’s state tests will have to wait until at least mid-to-late September this year, due to a technical review.

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  • Jury Says Columbia Professor Retaliated Against Colleague

    A Columbia Business School professor retaliated against a former colleague who complained of his sexual advances, including by calling her nasty names in emails to other academics, a jury found.

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  • Success Academy High School Sees Wave of Teacher Departures

    In Manhattan, Success Academy’s first high school has seen a wave of teachers leave in recent months, with some describing a punitive culture overly focused on testing and rigid discipline.

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  • Group Files Suit Against New Exemption for Yeshiva Schools

    An advocacy group filed a lawsuit alleging that a recently amended New York state law that relaxes educational standards for ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools is unconstitutional.

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  • Former Stuyvesant Principal Questions Proposed Changes to School Admissions

    As politicians and parents debate whether the admissions system for eight of New York City’s top public high schools should be overhauled, one group has been quiet—their principals. But the former principal of Stuyvesant has a range of worries about the changes proposed by City Hall.

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  • Brooklyn Parents Have Mixed Feelings on School Admissions Proposal

    As New York City parents debate how to give all students fair access to good public schools, integration advocates in Brooklyn want to scrap middle schools’ use of academic criteria to pick students.

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  • How One Charter Network Recruits Diverse Teachers

    Uncommon Schools, a large urban charter school network in the Northeast, taps its network of summer teaching fellows to diversify its staff, despite a chronic shortage of black and Hispanic teachers nationwide.

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  • Students Head to Test-Taking Camp With Eyes on Seat in Coveted City Schools

    For some students, vacations and summer fun take a back seat to seven weeks of studying for the ultracompetitive exam that determines whether they get a seat at one of New York City’s eight coveted public high schools.

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  • NYC Can Mandate Vaccines for Preschoolers in Licensed Day Care, Court Rules

    New York state’s highest court ruled that New York City can require day care and preschool-aged children to be vaccinated against the flu.

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  • Alumni From Elite New York City High Schools Unite to Fight Admissions Changes

    Alumni from some of New York City’s eight specialized public high schools are battling a bill in Albany that would eliminate admissions tests.

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  • City Plan Aims to Diversify Upper West Side Middle Schools

    After months of contentious debate over how to diversify middle schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the city released a plan to set aside 25% of seats in each school for struggling students.

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  • Parents at Sunset Park Meeting Call for Keeping High School Admission Test

    As emotions run high over a state bill to eliminate the test that determines who gets into eight specialized high schools in New York City, a community meeting in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood Wednesday drew more than 70 parents pleading for the test to survive.

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  • The Search for Diverse Schools That Perform

    As New York parents debate proposals to increase diversity at public schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, one example of integration is Success Academy Upper West, on West 84th Street.

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