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Department of Education Changes

NYC Department of Education Changes Chancellor Fariña and Mayor De Blasio have provided a sharp contrast in tone from the previous administration. Now we are starting to see policy changes take root. We will follow these changes as they happen, so be sure to sign up for our once-a-week email and stay in the loop. As […]

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UFT Protest: Charter School Fight

UFT Protest is about “vouchers” – The Charter Fight Heats Up Last week, the State Senate passed a budget resolution that would undermine the Mayor’s Pre-K bid, and would take away any leverage he has in his negotiations with Charter Schools. The resolution says that: – NYC can not charge rent to charter schools – […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy
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NYC Teacher Contract Talks

NYC Teacher Contract Talks The NY Times is saying that Mayor De Blasio’s trying to work out a deal with the UFT. The NYC Teachers Contract Talks will take on the expired contract. The teachers have been working without a contract since talks broke down between the Union and Mayor Bloomberg in 2009. Bloomberg left 151 […]

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Charter School Fight

The Charter School Fight As he promised in his campaign, Mayor De Blasio has taken on the Charter Schools, in particular on the issue of co-locations. You can see our article here about co-locations (click). Listen to this post! Now the Charter School Fight is threatening to overshadow the Mayor’s trip to Albany (which is, […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy
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Snow Days for Schools – A Proposal

Snow Days for Schools – A Proposal Winter 2014 should be more memorable than too much snow, ice and extreme weather. Hopefully, this winter of discontent will resolve the questions: What is a Mayor and Chancellor to do? To open or not to open our city’s schools?  First, the problem. What is the primary purpose […]

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Pre K Showdown

Pre K Showdown – The 5 points you need to know – UPDATED! “We are in the midst of an inequality crisis. It is my job to rectify the shortcomings and inequalities that preclude our city from reaching its true potential. And our budget for the city will address this affordability crisis.” Bill De Blasio […]

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Carmen Farina Chancellor announcement

Carmen Fariña Chancellor Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio will make an announcement (the Carmen Fariña Chancellor announcement?) at 11:30 AM this morning from the public school his kids attended, MS 51, which also hosted a “vent-session” against testing recently. Is this his schools Chancellor announcement? The NY Times thinks so. So do we! We profiled the leading candidates […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy
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The Next NYC Schools Chancellor?

The Next NYC Schools Chancellor? Bill de Blasio said that the School Chancellor might be his most important pick: “I think by definition, education chancellor is one of the most crucial decisions to make, but that doesn’t mean it will be the next announcement. But it’s very much on our minds all the time. I […]

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