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Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Marks First 100 Days

Farina marked the occasion with an appearance at Teachers College, Columbia University.

04/12/2014

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NYC Parents, Teachers Hold Protests Against Common Core Exams

P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side was just one of 31 schools that held protests against the English Language Art exam that many say was riddled with ambiguous and secretive questions.

04/11/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won’t Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone

Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City’s school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.

04/09/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

Report Finds State Of The Arts At NYC Public Schools Lacking In Lower Income Neighborhoods

Comptroller Scott Stringer’s analysis of Education Department data has found that 20 percent of New York City public schools lack any arts teachers including one out of seven middle and high schools.

04/07/2014

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Report: NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said she feels “heartsick” over the fact that 10 public school students have committed suicide since she took office less than two months ago.

03/23/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Farina Changes Course, Says NYC Will Find Seats For Charter School Kids

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the city is looking into finding space to accommodate the students from the Success Academy charter school in Harlem.

03/07/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Many Still Questioning Decision To Keep NYC Schools Open During Snowstorm

Students and parents were faced with gusting winds and blowing snow during Thursday’s storm that brought nearly 10 inches of snow to the city.

02/14/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Farina Face Backlash After Keeping NYC Public Schools Open During Storm

Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.

02/13/2014

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits MS 223 in the Bronx on her first day on the job, Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

New Plan Could Leave City Charter Schools With Less Funding

City charter schools have already been criticized by Mayor Bill De Blasio and now, they are getting less funding.

02/01/2014

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NYC Schools Chancellor Greets Staff, Talks Collaboration

The new head of New York City’s schools met some of her staffers on Monday, telling them she wanted them to focus on communication, collaboration and on what’s working in the education system.

01/06/2014

A man uses a snow blower along the streets of a cold and snow covered Manhattan  January 3, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Frigid Temps Move In After First Storm Of Year Covers Tri-State With Snow

Bedford Park in the Bronx was on record with the highest snow total at 11.6 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Central Park recorded 6 inches of snow.

01/03/2014

NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits MS 223 in the Bronx on her first day on the job, Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

New Schools Chancellor Visits Bronx Middle School On First Day

Carmen Farina stopped by a school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx Thursday. She said there was a reason for her visit to MS 223.

01/02/2014

De Blasio Announcement: Child Faints

Child Faints During Bill de Blasio’s Announcement Of New Schools Chancellor

A child passed out Monday morning while Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was announcing his pick for city schools chancellor.

12/30/2013

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Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints Carmen Farina As Schools Chancellor

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has tapped Carmen Farina, a former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education, to be New York City’s next schools chancellor.

12/30/2013