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Updated November 30, 2017
Richard Buery, architect of New York City’s massive pre-K expansion, is leaving City Hall
The deputy mayor also oversaw the creation of 215 "community schools" and smoothed over tensions with the charter sector.
October 21, 2015
Do schools need to tackle poverty or boost teaching? In that debate, Buery calls for truce
“I think for a long time in our society we have used those set of challenges as an excuse not to do anything ... I think often we overcompensate now."
September 24, 2015
As city acts on their cause, community school advocates carve out a new role
As the city sets up nearly 130 new community schools, proponents of those schools want to make sure the work is done right.
an eye on social justice
July 27, 2015
Reflecting on his own education, Buery advises charter students
Deputy Mayor Richard Buery sat down with the inaugural class of the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice that will open in the South Bronx this fall.
who rules the schools
June 9, 2015
Despite differences, Buery seeks support from charter schools on mayoral control
A top city official urged charter school leaders to support extending mayoral control.
May 4, 2015
Now aiming for 200 community schools, city unveils a plan to get there
The plan offers a way for community schools predating de Blasio's efforts to benefit from the new attention and resources being devoted to the model.
path to pre-k
March 17, 2015
Buery defends pre-K prayer breaks as city celebrates enrollment kickoff
The city says almost 22,000 pre-K applications are in on day two. Meanwhile, a top official said a "strict separation" of church and state will be maintained.
Real (Estate) Talk
February 17, 2015
Pre-K push is up against citywide space crunch, deputy mayor says
Deputy Mayor Richard Buery said the city is searching for public and private space as it seeks to add some 17,000 new pre-K seats this year.
December 1, 2014
Partner groups will help 45 ‘community schools’ transform into service hubs
The city named 45 schools on Monday that will partner with 25 partner agencies, which will help the schools offer a host of new support services for students and their families.
change of pace
August 28, 2014
Education leaders urge patience for de Blasio's pre-K plans
Top city and state education officials said they were optimistic about pre-K, but also worked to manage expectations about the rollout of thousands of new seats at a discussion on Thursday.
August 26, 2014
On her tour of city schools, Fariña takes a hands-on approach
Between January and May, Fariña officially stepped inside more than 70 different schools, according to meeting and school-visit schedules that were recently released to Chalkbeat. Together, interviews with Fariña and principals she met with paint a picture of her preferred leadership methods: keeping a low public profile while focusing intently on instruction and school-level leadership.
Getting to 53000
May 30, 2014
City approves 10,400 new pre-K seats in sites across the city
The city has approved more than 10,000 new full-day pre-kindergarten seats in privately run centers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday, continuing the city’s all-out sprint to make 53,000 seats available by September.
February 4, 2014
Children's Aid CEO tapped to lead city's pre-K, community schools efforts
Updated, 5:20 p.m.: Children's Aid Society CEO Richard Buery will serve as deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives, a new position in which he will direct the city's pre-kindergarten expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Buery will also lead the effort to create 100 new community schools, a de Blasio campaign pledge that has received less attention than pre-K in the mayor's first month on the job.
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