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Top 8 Items on New York's Education Agenda for 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio greatly expanded pre-kindergarten last year. In 2015, he faces tough negotiations with Albany over charter schools and renewing mayoral control of the 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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Judge Dismisses Attempt to Block Co-Locations

Friday, May 16, 2014

James stood by her claims that "forced co-locations that result in overcrowding, special students' losing space, and elementary students being mixed with high school students, are unacceptable.”

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De Blasio: School Decisions Remain Under City Control

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is in control when it comes to New York City's public school system despite new protections for charter schools in the state budget.

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New Schools Squad Will Try to Broker Peace

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What do you do when numerous schools share the same building? 

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City Invites More Community Input on School Space Plans

Monday, February 24, 2014

In a reproach to the Bloomberg administration, the DOE said it is trying to better engage communities about school changes, saying parents and educators were previously cut out of the decision-making process.

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Schools Chancellor Challenges Status Quo on Charters, New Schools

Monday, January 13, 2014

The new schools chancellor invited WNYC for a ride along as she visited schools. On the way, she answered wide-ranging questions about the nation's largest school system and joined a class discussion about leadership. Turns out she is a fan of Machiavelli.

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Parents Say Charter Suit Leaves Them in the Lurch

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Parents who want their kids to attend one of the 41 schools approved to open in September are asking politicians to back off and drop their legal challenge to the schools. But with some critics in positions of newly won power, the mayor included, the fight is far from over. 

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How to Share Space and Still Get Along

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Four tips from real, live New York City principals about how to make the best of sharing a building with other schools.

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Walcott Admits Charter School Rollout Could've Been Better

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Departing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by Bloomberg's education reforms, with one exception. He says that if the city had handled the rollout of charter schools better, perhaps the debate today would not be so divided. 

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Co-Location Opponents Keep Fighting, PEP Keeps Approving

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As his term comes to an end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a new-school tear. He won approval to open another 15 schools and place others in existing school buildings at a meeting Wednesday of the Panel for Educational Policy. 

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Hullabaloo Over Sharing Space To Heat Up Once More

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As another round of proposals to co-locate schools comes up for a vote, WNYC gets inside a school to find out what it means exactly for multiple schools to share a building.

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Final Round of Bloomberg Co-Locations Incites Bitter Opposition

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Even as Mayor Bloomberg's tenure winds down, the fight over co-locating schools was as intense as ever Tuesday night when a panel voted to approve a slew of proposals to open new schools and fit others into existing school buildings. 

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One Last Tango for City Council and Outgoing Chancellor

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

With the Bloomberg administration moving full steam ahead in its last few months to place 43 more schools inside existing public school buildings, City Council members took one last opportunity to press Chancellor Dennis Walcott on this controversial practice of co-locating schools.

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New Schools And Co-Locations, the Last Under Bloomberg, Up for Debate

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Come October, a fresh batch of proposals for opening new schools and fitting others into existing school buildings will come up for a vote at two meetings of the Panel for Educational Policy. These proposals are the last group of new schools and co-locations being proposed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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School Closings Face Final Hurdle

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy is certain to approve proposals to close 22 more schools at its Monday night vote. And there's reason to believe more closures will come before the end of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's term.

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Co-location Victory for Brownsville Academy vs. Success Charter

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Education officials have reversed a decision to open a Success Academy charter school in the same building as Brownsville Academy High School. The move comes after Brownsville students filed a lawsuit to fight the co-location.

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Possible Thawing in Teacher Evaluation Standoff

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

There were small glimmers Wednesday of an eventual return to the negotiating table, as the schools chancellor and teachers union president moved their rhetoric past the blame game over last week's failure to agree on a teacher evaluation plan.

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City Councilmembers Say Co-location Complaints Come to Them First

Thursday, April 19, 2012

At a City Council hearing on school co-locations on Thursday, council members complained that when space-sharing plans go bad in their districts, parents turn to them for relief. City education officials said that more than half of the city's schools share space now, and most of them do so peacefully.

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Parents Ask Walcott for More Seats for Gifted and Talented Students

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott says he is trying to find more seats to accommodate the 22 percent increase in children who passed the tests for gifted and talented programs this year. But he can't make any guarantees that every child will be matched with a seat in either the most selective citywide programs or those in the local districts.

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