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Walcott Prepares for Transition to New Mayor

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is paving the way for the next mayor by setting up a transition team. As the Daily News reports, Walcott said Thursday that he had appointed Senior Deputy Chancellor Marc Sternberg to head up the prep work.

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School Choice Liberates Students from Zip Codes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Our system is far from perfect; we have a long way to go to deliver for the 35 percent of our students - many from low-income, high-needs neighborhoods - who still fail to graduate. But our policies have triggered a remarkable transformation of a system once widely derided as unsalvageable," a deputy chancellor argues in a defense of the city's high school choice system.

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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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D.O.E. Wraps Up Early Engagement Process

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Schools on the city's "early engagement" list have finished up their meetings with education officials. They now wait to see which schools the Education Department will propose for phase-out. SchoolBook spent time at the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School which is facing possible closure for the second year in a row.

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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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Group Shifts From Aiding Schools in Crisis to Those Starting Fresh

Thursday, April 19, 2012

An organization that occupies a middle ground between those who believe schools should be more like community centers, and the education-reform movement, is expanding into six new schools next year. In the past, the group has typically worked with schools that are already overwhelmed by the problems that students living in poverty often present.

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City to Vote on School Closings After Weeks of Hearings

Thursday, February 09, 2012

After weeks of hearings, many of them emotionally wrenching, the Panel for Educational Policy will decide Thursday night which schools in the city they will close -- partially or entirely -- for academic failure.

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City Warns Struggling Schools Against Spending

Friday, January 06, 2012

Three days ago Education Department officials told principals at the city's struggling schools to proceed as usual, despite the state's suspension of nearly $60 million in federal grant money they had been promised. But with the city-state dispute still unresolved, the Education Department is now advising principals to hold up on spending those federal dollars,

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Why Washington Irving High Must Close

Friday, December 23, 2011

The city's deputy chancellor for portfolio planning explains the decision to recommend the closing of Washington Irving High School. Marc Sternberg wrote: "Our obligation is to our students, and we are not going to set them up for failure by pretending a school will suddenly make progress after years of failing its kids."

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Deputy Chancellor Responds to Your School Choice Questions

Monday, December 19, 2011

Marc Sternberg, the deputy chancellor for portfolio planning, responds to some of the questions left over after the SchoolBook community event at the Pratt Institute on Dec. 8. Parents asked about their options, tutoring and "what happens to the students that schools don't compete for," among other topics.

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Crowding Concerns Raised Over Cobble Hill Charter School

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A hearing on the city's plan to open a charter school in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, lasted nearly five hours, as parents and teachers argued over whether the charter would be a boon for the neighborhood or would harm existing schools.

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Who's Who at Tweed: A Guide to the Chancellor's Cabinet

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Former school teachers and principals, political aides and the spokeswoman for two Congressional leaders are among the people in Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott's cabinet.

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