Christine C. Quinn
Friday, May 04, 2012
The annual city budget tug-of-war has begun. While the City Council, which must approve the budget, is happy that the mayor will use $466 million from the CityTime scandal to hire 2,570 more teachers, forces are amassing to restore millions of city dollars that have provided after-school and child care services.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Until recently, many of the likely candidates for mayor of New York City have shied away from taking public positions on how they would govern the city's more-than 1,700 public schools. But on Tuesday, several of them spoke about where they stood on school closings and parental engagement.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Kindergarten is not mandatory in New York City. And so anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 children each year who meet the age qualifications don't enroll in kindergarten -- and too often those are poor or disabled children who need it most. Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is trying to change that, The Times reports.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
These days, among a certain group of mayoral hopefuls, the United Federation of Teachers president, Michael Mulgrew, is the most popular man in the room. With more than a year to go before the next mayoral election, the candidates are pursuing Mr. Mulgrew -- and the money and political machine he can bring to a campaign.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Eva Moskowitz and her Success Academy charter schools are in the news on Thursday, again as the target of a lawsuit to try to stop her from establishing a new school, this time in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
By Winnie Hu
In her version of the State of the City speech on Thursday, Speaker Christine C. Quinn will make children and families a major focus. Among her proposals: kindergarten for all 5 year olds, and loans to help middle-class parents pay for daycare.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The City Council on Monday approved a new law that requires the Department of Education to give parents and school staff regular updates on the status of PCB light fixtures and the city's actions to replace them.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Two years away from the race for New York City's next mayor, members of the charter school world are beginning to search for a candidate they can call their own. At a fund-raising event, some were assessing the City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, a likely front-runner.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Merryl H. Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, says she is not interested in running for mayor, despite the buzz that has circulated in recent weeks about her as a potential candidate. “It’s a distraction,” she said. “I am the chancellor, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Thursday, October 13, 2011
By Kirk Semple
the New York Immigration Coalition, an umbrella group of dozens of immigrant organizations, announced an ambitious project to increase involvement by immigrant parents in the city’s public school system.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
By Emily Canal
Before protesters could make their way home from City Hall this morning, the City Council announced it will hold hearings on a bill to demand that the Department of Education notify parents of any PCB contamination found during inspection of public schools.