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Walcott: Don't Penalize Parents Who Raise Money for Their Schools

Friday, June 22, 2012

In an interview in April to mark his first anniversary as chancellor, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said the Fund for Public Schools can be an equalizer when it comes to disparities in parent fund-raising. Meanwhile, he said, one thing he is not going to do is discourage parents from raising money for their children's schools.

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As War of Words Continues, Change Not Likely in Teacher Discipline

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In all the sound and fury over Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott's demand for more power to fire teachers for sexual misconduct, there is little likelihood that Albany will be addressing the matter any time soon -- or that the matter will be resolved without legislative intervention, given the heated tension between the city and the union, according to people familiar with the issue.

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Aiming for School Diversity in Williamsburg, With Little Progress

Monday, June 18, 2012

How difficult is it to integrate a city school? Pretty tough, according to the latest article in The New York Times's "A System Divided" series, which has been examining the issue of segregation in the New York City public school system. Also in the news this Monday morning: a principal under fire, sexual misconduct, teacher evaluations and Pearson.

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Walcott Seizes on Charges of Sexual Abuse in Harlem School

Friday, June 15, 2012

UPDATED | Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said Friday that the arrest of a third-grade teacher at a Harlem public school, the latest in a slate of school arrests involving sexual abuse charges, is yet another reason to push forward with state legislation that would grant chancellors the power to fire offenders. His comments set off a battle with the United Federation of Teachers, which said the city should do a better job screening the people it hires -- a criticism that Mr. Walcott said on Sunday was a "disingenuous shell game" meant to draw attention away from the real problem of too-lenient arbitrators.

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Walcott Pushes for Easier Firing in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Friday, June 15, 2012

The New York City schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, is ramping up his efforts to accelerate discipline for teachers accused of sexual misconduct, holding a rare news conference Friday morning to again make his case and writing about the issue in an Op-Ed article in The New York Times.

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Snow Days in June? Check Your Local Listings

Monday, May 21, 2012

Note to public school parents: Adjust your calendars. Though the rains keep coming this spring, the winter was a mild one, and in many schools, two snow days that were never used are being given back to students at the end of June. But there's a catch: after having those two days off, students must come back to school for a half-day of classes, for one final counting of attendance.

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Poll: New Yorkers Want New City School Policies from Next Mayor

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A majority of New York City voters disapprove of the way Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has handled his signature issue, education, and are looking for his successor to take the city schools in a new direction, according to a NY1-Marist Poll released late Tuesday.

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Plans to Close 26 Schools Will Proceed Regardless of Financing, City Says

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said on Wednesday that the city will close and reopen 26 schools this summer, regardless of whether New York State's education commissioner approves the controversial plans. At stake is nearly $60 million in federal grant money.

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At One-Year Mark, Walcott Sees Improvement in Education Debate's Tone

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Reflecting on his first year as chancellor of the city's schools, one marked by protests over school closings and the public release of teacher rankings, Dennis M. Walcott said that, in some ways, the tone of the citywide education debate has improved under his leadership.

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Walcott: In Sync With City Hall

Thursday, April 05, 2012

As city schools head into spring vacation, starting on Friday, Dennis M. Walcott is marking a personal day of celebration: his one-year anniversary as city schools chancellor. To mark the occasion, he has been granting a series of interviews to news organizations, and The Daily News's report on Thursday focuses on the air of calm and steadiness Mr. Walcott has brought to the job.

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Schools Will Be Protected From Cuts Next Year, Walcott Says

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

After years of painful cuts and threats of teacher layoffs, city officials on Tuesday laid out a decidedly more optimistic portrait of financing for city schools next year, saying they expected that principals would have enough money in their budgets to retain most of their teachers and other school employees.

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