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Founder of Brooklyn’s high-performing Ascend charter network out as CEO

The founder of Ascend charter schools, a high-performing Brooklyn network that serves more than 5,500 students, is out as CEO, Ascend’s board announced Friday. → Read More

NYC gives first glimpse of how many undocumented students could apply for tuition help

After years of resistance, the law was one of the first passed during this year’s legislative session, backed heavily by New York’s new Democratic majority. → Read More

The sponsor of de Blasio’s controversial SHSAT bill is backing a new strategy

Barron's acknowledgment that he won't resubmit the controversial bill is another blow to the mayor’s plan. → Read More

Eight NYC schools are awarded the National Blue Ribbon honor

Of the 362 schools awarded the honor nationwide, federal officials picked four city charter schools and four district schools, sprinkled across four boroughs. → Read More

We listened to NYC parents. Here’s what we learned about special education.

About two dozen New York City parents, children, and education policy experts gathered to talk about what's working and what's not with the special education system. → Read More

Ahead of public charge rule, City Council tasks schools with providing resources to immigrant families

A bill passed in the City Council would require the public schools to give students “educational materials” about the new federal public charge rule. → Read More

Mayor de Blasio: Testing four-year-olds for gifted programs is a ‘real concern’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said using a single test to determine if 4-year-olds qualify for city gifted and talented programs is “a real concern" → Read More

All 1,860 NYC classrooms posing lead risk get the all-clear, as new school year begins

Ahead of the first day of school, the city has fixed up about 1,800 classrooms that posed a risk for lead exposure to young children. → Read More

Queens executive superintendent tapped to oversee NYC teaching and learning

Pendergast will replace Phil Weinberg, who held that position under two chancellors and who announced in June that he would be stepping down. → Read More

NYC test scores inch upward as state releases assessment results

Slightly more New York City students in grades 3 to 8 passed their state exams this year than last. → Read More

These free New York summer schools for English learners are in demand

Roughly 7,500 New York City children attended free summer programs that are designed to help multilingual students continue developing their language. → Read More

New York’s state test scores are expected soon. Here’s what we’ll be looking for.

State test scores are expected this month. Here’s what we’ll be looking for. → Read More

Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new data show

More than 900elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead paint → Read More

After New York’s education commissioner resigns, discussion turns to the qualities — and politics — of a new chief.

In the wake of MaryEllen Elia’s abrupt decision to step down as state education commissioner, many are looking ahead to what New York’s next education chief could be like → Read More

What should it take to graduate in New York? A new committee will make recommendations

One of the major questions that the commission could study cuts at the heart of what it means to graduate in New York: How much does passing the Regents. → Read More

In a surprising move, MaryEllen Elia, New York's top education official, will step down

Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday that this month’s meeting would be her last. She did not publicly state her reason for resigning. → Read More

In a surprising move, MaryEllen Elia, New York's top education official, will step down

Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday that this month’s meeting would be her last. She did not publicly state her reason for resigning. → Read More

LaGuardia High School principal is out amid backlash over academic push

Lisa Mars, who oversaw LaGuardia for six years, will be taking a new position under Chief Academic Officer Linda Chen. → Read More

‘I have to make a change’: 2,000 students use growing city program as an alternative path to a high school diploma

Carrillo gave school one more shot — a city program called Pathways to Graduation that prepares adults for the high school equivalency exam. → Read More

These 277 schools are NYC’s highest achieving under ESSA’s new accountability measures

This is the first year that New York has measured progress inside schools based on ESSA, which gives states more freedom in determining how to improve schools. → Read More