NYC Back-To-School: Mayor, Chancellor Tout New Initiatives As Students Return To ClassMore than a million students headed back to schools across New York City today. The new school year brought new initiatives, along with criticism of some long-standing programs.
Controversial Plan Recommends Eliminating Gifted-And-Talented Programs In NYC SchoolsNew proposed practices include offering advanced classes in every school and creating magnet schools based on interests like math, science and humanities.
NYC Council Members Call For Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza To Be FiredThe council members sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio saying Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is diving the city.
NYC School Admissions Exam Under Debate Amid Segregation ClaimsSchools Chancellor Richard Carranza unexpectedly found himself on the hot seat on Wednesday, lambasted about not enacting city council budget priorities during a hearing on school segregation.
De Blasio, Carranza Rally For Extension Of Mayoral Control Over City SchoolsA rally was held Thursday at City Hall to call for the extension of mayoral control over the city school system.
New York City Public School Teachers Ratify New ContractThe United Federation of Teachers announced Sunday that the contract got the support of 87 percent of the roughly 90,000 member who voted.
Mayor De Blasio Weighs In On Desegregating NYC Public SchoolsThe Department of Education is considering a pilot program to reserve 25 percent of the seats in top middle schools on the Upper West Side for low-performing students.
Exclusive: Chancellor Carranza Tackling Secular Education, School LunchesFrom unequal education at Jewish religious schools, to cafeteria food that students won’t eat – New York City’s new schools chancellor is tackling some hot-button issues facing the nation’s largest education system.
Miami-Dade Superintendent Turns Down NYC Schools Chancellor JobThe man tapped by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as the next New York City schools chancellor has turned down the job.
Connecting With Kids During Their Week Off For Mid-Winter RecessMany children in the Tri-State Area have this coming week off from school – so what to do with them?
Assemblyman Launches New Push For Kosher, Halal Meals In NYC SchoolsA Queens state assemblyman has made a new push to require kosher and halal meals in New York City schools.
More Than 100,000 Students In NYC Public Schools Are Homeless, Report SaysThat’s one in 10 students, with the latest number at 104,000.
New York City Schools Are Inadequate On Sex Education, Stringer SaysThe New York City comptroller’s office said not all middle and high school students are being taught sex education as required by law.
New York City Public Schools Offer Free Lunch For Every StudentWho says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced the “Free School Lunch for All” program Wednesday.
Despite Crackdown Warning, Numerous Cars With Placards Found Parked Illegally Near SchoolsMayor Bill de Blasio’s crackdown on rampant parking permit abuse by city officials is so far a no-go.