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New ideas on how to slow teacher turnover

Focusing on students’ social and emotional issues may help retain teachers in low-income communities.

Richard Carranza

Carranza leaves behind a lofty aim, unachieved

The New York City schools chancellor made integration his top priority and main talking point. He’s stepping down with little to show for it.

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4 things to know about the next NYC schools chancellor

Meisha Porter is a longtime educator in New York City’s public school system.

Richard Carranza

Richard Carranza’s biggest moments

The defining events of the New York City schools chancellor’s tenure


What to know about New York City’s school admissions changes

They’re the most significant shift to desegregate schools since de Blasio took office.

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Why New York City delayed school reopening

A deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and organized labor avoids a costly political fight.


Remote learning challenges will likely continue in New York

Students left behind in the spring face the same technology issues this fall.


How remote learning will work in New York City

With the help of Apple, T-Mobile, Charter and more, city schools are going virtual, but some say the transition is too little, too late.


Richard Carranza’s rough new year

New York City schools have been making news for the wrong reasons.

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Liu: No quick fix to specialized high schools entrance exam

Lawmaker says de Blasio push to scrap SHSAT would cause ‘years and years of strife.’

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A better plan for black and Hispanic NYC high school students

The focus on the small number of students attending New York City’s specialized high schools is diverting attention from policies that could benefit the rest of the city’s students, writes Manhattan Institute education expert Ray Domanico.

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What NYC should do with the Specialized High School Admissions Test

We reached out to experts Syed Ali, Zakiyah Ansari, David Bloomfield, and Soo Kim to see what New York City should do about its problem with specialized high school admissions test.


Beyond eliminating the admissions test

Beyond eliminating the admissions test for NYC’s specialized high schools: Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and City Councilman Mark Treyger weigh in.


Specialized high schools and race

Will New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the entrance exam make education more fair for minorities?