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January 16, 2018
A Chalkbeat roundtable: The promise and perils of charter networks like Success Academy
When we published an essay about the promise and perils of charter schools by our CEO and editor in chief Elizabeth Green last…
change at the top
December 20, 2017
Carmen Fariña is stepping down as New York City schools chief
Fariña has led the department since early 2014.
December 18, 2017
With new ‘Rise’ schools, de Blasio tiptoes through a school-closure minefield
For some schools, Monday’s announcement was a long-awaited boost. Twenty-one schools were named Rise schools, a new designation meant to indicate their progress.
sec and the city
April 10, 2017
Betsy DeVos to meet with New York City charter leaders Eva Moskowitz and Valerie Hoekstra
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to dip her toes into the world of New York City charter schools this week.
February 10, 2017
As dropout rate hits record low in New York City, these schools struggle to hang on to students
At 22 high schools, at least one in four students who started in fall 2012 had dropped out four years later.
January 23, 2017
Women’s march participants took on DeVos this weekend — with posterboard. Here’s what it looked like
Grizzly bear puns abounded.
January 18, 2017
What we learned (and didn’t) about Betsy DeVos at her confirmation hearing
After weeks of being criticized as an extremist who opposes public education, DeVos emphasized her "mainstream" views. She also raised concerns about grizzly bears.
November 17, 2016
Serve or steer clear? Education reformers grapple with whether to join Trump’s team
Democrats for Education Reform said it would support a Democrat for education secretary only if Trump “disavows his prior statements.”
September 28, 2016
U.S. Education Secretary John King awards 10 New York City schools Blue Ribbon status
Nine New York City public schools earned a Blue Ribbon designation this year, an honor given to just 329 schools nationwide.
By the numbers
August 30, 2016
Sinking test scores won’t help Detroit Public Schools as closure threat looms
The results from the 2016 M-STEP, released Tuesday, offer little good news for Michigan’s largest school district.
July 24, 2015
Weekend Reads: The complicated connections between housing and school quality
Plus, the argument for merging small schools, how Silicon Valley's real-estate boom affects teachers, and more in this week's education must-reads
April 17, 2015
Weekend reads: How often schools send students to police in all 50 states
Plus, the confusing consensus on blended learning, ideas for exhausted teachers, and more in this week's education must-reads
October 3, 2014
Weekend Reading: What happens when teacher training doesn’t evolve with teaching?
Plus, an argument for more exercise in high school, teachers and Uber, and more interesting thoughts from around the web.
September 20, 2013
NYC sitting out national move to tie charter, district admissions
New York City is taking a small step following in Denver's footsteps by linking charter and district school enrollments.
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