Interviews & Profiles

Does David Banks stand a chance against the bureaucracy?

The New York City schools chancellor is committed to cutting through red tape.


City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams wants New Yorkers to finish their college degrees

She said ‘keep your eyes on the council,’ promising to hold Eric Adams’ administration accountable.


Higher Education Power 100: Driving diversity on campus

College and university officials who are making their schools more inclusive.


Will CUNY move closer to offering free tuition?

New York City and state lawmakers are negotiating budgets, which if approved, would mark the first step in helping the university system drop its costs to students.


Hochul’s proposal to extend mayoral control of NYC schools to four years gets pushback

Education leaders and elected officials speaking at a public hearing wanted a shorter extension and to start a discussion on how the schools would be governed going forward.


David Banks lays out vision for expanding remote learning

The New York City schools chancellor also spoke about prioritizing literacy, expanding career training and eliminating waste in a wide-ranging address.


New York students face anxiety and fear as they continue to navigate pandemic schooling

Kids have had a rough couple of years of instability and loss. Behavioral issues and academic uncertainty continue to impact their mental health.


Eric Adams clarifies stance on remote learning

The mayor said the city will keep schools open, a day after suggesting he was warming to a remote learning option.


Pace University navigates COVID-19, clinches national contest and looks to future

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the school across from City Hall in Lower Manhattan won the 18th annual national College Fed Challenge and enrolled its largest incoming class of first-year students.

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams insists all is well with the UFT amid schools battle

Adams made the declaration days after members of the union filed a lawsuit seeking remote schooling as COVID-19 cases surge.


After Malatras’ ouster, who will be the next chancellor of SUNY?

A new leader will need to respond to calls for transformative change at the public university system – including making it free.


SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announces resignation

His connections to ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo have led to calls for his ouster in recent days.


Can David Banks lead NYC schools out of the pandemic?

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams is set to announce David Banks as his pick for Schools Chancellor on Thursday.


Tension builds within the UFT over reducing class sizes

A new coalition within the union dubbed United for Change won a vote to force a referendum on the issue, signaling a growing divide.


New York’s schools are getting an influx of funding. Parents want to make sure it’s spent responsibly.

Some parents say conversations about long-term planning have been derailed by short-term needs like how to safely get kids back in classrooms during a pandemic.