Claims of grade fixing and academic fraud have led to a cloud of investigation for the graduating class this year at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.
Farina marked the occasion with an appearance at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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.
Earlier this weekend, the mayor reiterated the Schools Chancellor’s promise to look for different space for Harlem Success Academy.
A child passed out Monday morning while Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was announcing his pick for city schools chancellor.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with some angry and hostile comments Tuesday, as he testified at a budget hearing before the City Council Finance and Education committees.
Some of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.
The school bus strike that has had thousands of parents scrambling to get their kids to school for the past month has come to an end.
The national NAEP scores released last month showed that just over one-third of all public school students were proficient in reading. In math, 40 percent of the fourth-graders and 35 percent of the eighth-graders had reached that level.
The Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents says thousands of students are now “warehoused” due to New York City’s policy of shutting failing schools.
Two New York City police officers ran into some unexpected trouble when they made a traffic stop that netted one of the city’s more powerful officials, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
New York City’s new school chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said he’s a believer in options for quality education and that includes charter schools.
In his last day before becoming the official schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott spent Friday serving kids at P.S. 10 in Park Slope his healthy soymilk-based banana-flavored waffles.
The deputy mayor needed the waiver because he doesn’t have a superintendent’s certificate, though he holds a teaching license and master’s degrees in education and social work.
The incoming New York City schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, will head to Albany this week to meet with state lawmakers.