District management

Nearly half of NYC’s school districts are mandating their elementary schools use a single reading program come September.
Transfer schools, which serve students who are at risk of dropping out, are in a precarious position. 70% of them now enroll fewer than 200 students.
Some teachers also expressed concerns about administrative work that distracts from teaching.
Although schools keep a record of devices, city watchdogs have criticized the education department for having no centralized system.
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.
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