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Chancellor Fariña on Being 12

Monday, March 09, 2015

New York City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña explains why she thinks 7th grade is the single most important grade in a kid’s school life.

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City Schools Aspire To Up Their 'PROSE'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña (on left) visits Brooklyn to encourage other schools to follow a new teaching model.
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New York City Schools Chief Outlines Discipline Changes That Scale Back Suspensions

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reduce student suspensions by making it harder for principals to suspend students for lesser infractions, like being defiant or disrespectful.
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Farina Consolidates Power in School Superintendents

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Principals were treated as C.E.O.'s of their schools by the previous administration but Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants their bosses, school superintendents, to have more of a say.
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De Blasio Lifts Cell Phone Ban; Lets Schools Set New Tech Policies

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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After a more than decade-long ban, principals will now set their own policies on cell phones on New York City school campuses.
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Success Charter Schools Secure More City Space

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio's administration avoided another feud with charter school leader Eva Moskowitz by agreeing to site more of her schools inside city public schools.
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School 'Renewal' Plan Marks Major Shift from Bloomberg

Monday, November 03, 2014

The critics were ready to pounce when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his strategy to help struggling schools, but he insisted it's time for a different approach.
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New York City School Suspensions Remains Flat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Black and Hispanic students received an outsized share of school suspensions last year, prompting the chancellor to acknowledge more work needs to be done.
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Chancellor Fariña Says Discipline Code Revisions Still in the Works

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Advocates say under current school guidelines, excessive force is used too often in dealing with "disruptive" students.
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Advocates Crave Word from Mayor on Expanding Breakfast in Schools

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A coalition of anti-hunger advocates is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill a campaign pledge to serve breakfast in all schools, not just before the start of class.
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NYC Chancellor Shakes Up School Superintendents

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña fulfilled her pledged to strengthen the role of school superintendents, the principals' bosses, by filling seven vacancies and replacing eight others.
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Overcrowded and Overwhelmed: Inside P.S. 176

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How do you fit 22 third graders in a room the size of a Manhattan studio apartment? Ask P.S. 176 in Brooklyn. It's one of hundreds of crowded schools that can't catch a break.
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Resignation Raises Questions About City's Plan to Help Failing Schools, or Lack Thereof

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The departure of the Boys and Girls High School principal last week has sparked a debate about how far the chancellor will go to fix New York City's struggling schools.
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State Commish Says Charter Schools Limit May Be Flexible

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Education Commissioner John King suggested a way for New York City to get around the limit on charter schools, on the same day he visited a program to improve its district schools.
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Chancellor's New Rating System Puts Her Mark on City Schools

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña's overhaul of school report cards replaces former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's data-driven approach with a more qualitative system.
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Chancellor to Schools: Focus on Social Studies

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New York City schools are being encouraged to put more focus on geography and to use more engaging books, in an update to the system's curriculum for social studies.
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UPDATE: Missing Teen Found After Leaving Special Ed School in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Nashaly Perez-Rodriguez's disappearance comes less than a year after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school in Long Island City.
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New York Allows Charters to Grow Inside Shared School Buildings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has agreed to let four more charter schools take space in public school buildings, including two run by Eva Moskowitz's Success network.
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NYC Kicks Off School Year with Smooth Rollout of Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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As more than 51,000 New York City children started pre-kindergarten, the mayor promised to follow up with training and oversight to maintain quality in the newly expanded system.
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NYC School Year Starts with New Mayor's Imprint

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York City public schools open with more than 50,000 4-year-olds heading to pre-k classes — but that's just one of several changes marking the new school year.
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