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October 19, 2018
Rise & Shine: Brush up your SHSAT–testing for New York City’s specialized high schools begins
COLLATERAL DAMAGE School-based health clinics that partially rely on reimbursements from Medicaid could suffer if a new federal proposal is adopted…
inside the doe
August 10, 2018
Read the confidential memo New York City sent Alberto Carvalho (before he backed out of the chancellor job)
Just before Alberto Carvalho was expected to take the helm, NYC's education department handed him a 33-page crash course in the system’s hot button issues.
the carvalho texts
Updated August 10, 2018
Carvalho texts show last-minute concerns about pay, mayoral control, but no plans to back out
In the days before Alberto Carvalho rejected the New York City chancellor job on live television, he expressed concerns about salary, mayoral control, and media leaks.
June 22, 2018
I’ve spent years studying the link between SHSAT scores and student success. The test doesn’t tell you as much as you might think.
A standardized test does not predict as well as past school performance, indicating that Mayor Bill de Blasio seems headed in the right direction.
June 19, 2018
Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools
If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long.
June 6, 2018
The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change
As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.
Take the test
June 4, 2018
Everybody is talking about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Here’s what it looks like
The test stands at the center of a contentious debate that blew open last weekend over the stark underrepresentation of black and Hispanic students there.
sorting the students
June 2, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio: Our specialized schools have a diversity problem. Let’s fix it.
We are living with monumental injustice, de Blasio writes.
Walk it out
100,000 New York City students walked out of schools to protest gun violence
Students across New York City are joining peers across the country in protesting gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.
March 6, 2018
No fireworks in Houston as school board bids farewell to Carranza
Houston’s school board didn’t put up a fight Tuesday while ironing out the details of superintendent Richard Carranza’s departure to become New…
February 28, 2018
After months-long search, New York City mayor will name next schools chief ‘very soon,’ officials say
City Hall said the mayor would name a permanent successor for outgoing Chancellor Carmen Fariña, not a temporary replacement.
February 27, 2018
Advocates: Four traits we want in NYC’s next schools chief — and four candidates we don’t want
A pair of New York City advocates tell what they're looking for in the next chancellor and name four "education reformers" they don't want to get the job.
February 26, 2018
Ahead of school closure vote, New York City families protest and anxiously await new options
It’s the largest single round of closures since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014.
January 4, 2018
Once rare, snow days have become more common under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared five snow days during his four years in office -- as many as his predecessor ordered over 12 years.
December 22, 2017
‘She lived by that’: Carmen Fariña’s school-by-school theory of change inspired awe, but also doubt
Fariña’s fans see her school-level focus and faith in the perfectibility of the system as her greatest strength; to critics, it's a fatal flaw.
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