District management

This year’s election cycle will be the second since a major rule change allowing all New York City public school parents to vote.
In October alone, there were nearly 14,500 school bus delays, lasting 41 minutes on average.
Mayor Eric Adams and his schools chief David Banks made no secret of their top priority for the new school year: improving how schools teach children how to read.
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
At least 1,000 new students are expected to enroll in district schools, including preschool-aged children.
A four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools seems out of the picture for Mayor Eric Adams as he makes his pitch to Albany lawmakers.
City officials warned that the PEP’s failure to approve the funding formula could delay funding to schools.
The Eagle Academy founder is considered to be at the top of New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ list for schools chancellor or another key role in the new administration.
Voting is underway for New York City’s 36 parent-led Community Education Councils, and for the first time, all parents of children in education department-run schools can cast a ballot in the elections.
Meisha Ross Porter will become the first Black woman to lead the nation’s largest school system.
At issue are schools in the “Affinity” network, which include schools that exclusively serve new immigrants, deploy alternate assessments in lieu of state exit exams, or have a career focus.
Cheryl Watson-Harris is ‘pursuing other opportunities,’ said an NYC education department spokesperson.
The Special Commissioner for Investigations for NYC schools is probing the education department’s bid to squelch coronavirus infection information in the chaotic days.
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