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Past articles by Cassi:

‘I consider myself American.’ A New York City Dreamer reflects on what losing DACA would mean for him

Williams life, like those of many in the program, was thrown into turmoil by Tuesday’s announcement. → Read More

Rise & Shine: City leaders vow to support immigrant students despite DACA repeal

DEFENDING DACA Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña were among dozens of advocates and officials who gathered […] → Read More

Park Slope principal cleared of communist recruiting, but still faces discipline on other violations

Bloomberg’s attorney disputed the substantiated findings as “totally baseless.” → Read More

Rise & Shine: New York City’s English and math state test scores inch up

TEST SCORES The percentage of New York City students passing state tests ticked up this year, with 40.6 percent passing English […] → Read More

New York City’s math and English test scores increased slightly. Here’s the breakdown.

Unlike last year, state officials said this year’s scores show real growth in student learning. → Read More

Rise & Shine: New info on Absent Teacher Reserve fuels criticism of city’s placement plan

INSIDE THE ATR The city released long-awaited stats about members of the Absent Teacher Reserve, along with a plan to subsidize […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: Bank Street gives Brooklyn child care providers a boost

BUILDING BLOCKS A new program run by Bank Street College of Education is meeting community-based child care providers where they are […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: New study finds that NYC charter schools boost their district school neighbors

GETTING CLOSE A new study finds that being near a charter school — or even sharing space with one — […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve costs far more than previously estimated

BY THE NUMBERS A new figure from the Independent Budget Office shows the Absent Teacher Reserve cost the city $151.6 […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: New York City principals balk at plan to place teachers in their schools

PRINCIPAL PUSHBACK Some principals are vowing to circumvent the city’s plan to place teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve in […] → Read More

Albany deal appears close after Assembly passes two-year extension of mayoral control

The bill also includes a number of other provisions, including the reauthorization of local taxes and the renaming of the […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: Lawmakers return to Albany for special session on mayoral control

SPECIAL SESSION Governor Cuomo called lawmakers back to Albany for a special session on mayoral control, starting Wednesday at 1 […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: How Chancellor Fariña’s vision for teacher training is playing out in schools

TEACHER TRAINING New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has made high-quality teacher training central to her agenda. But are […] → Read More

Coming soon: a new mega-study on community schools and an award for NYC

The study from the Learning Policy Institute will summarize 125 other pieces of research about the approach, which floods schools with […] → Read More

How one Brooklyn teacher found the perfect job — by checking the wrong box on an application

Levy is passionate about her students at P.S. 369K in downtown Brooklyn. This year, she’s teaching fourth- and fifth-graders on […] → Read More

Rise & Shine: Draft letter calls on city to take ‘morally necessary’ steps to integrate schools

DIVERSITY DEMANDS A group of advocates have drafted a letter to Chancellor Fariña with a list of ideas for addressing school […] → Read More

Success Academy’s top lawyer is leaving — to start her own charter schools

Emily Kim, Success Academy’s vice president of policy and legal affairs, will leave Success at the end of June. → Read More

Success Academy’s top lawyer is leaving — to start her own charter schools

Emily Kim, Success Academy’s vice president of policy and legal affairs, will leave Success at the end of June. → Read More

Chancellor Fariña visits Queens school to reassure families after immigration agents came knocking

Elsewhere in the country, immigration crackdowns have led parents to keep children home from school. → Read More

Protesters denounce Paul Ryan’s visit to a Success Academy school in Harlem

Activists say it’s especially galling for Ryan to visit given the recent passage of the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement. → Read More