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Chancellor Dennis Walcott

Bloomberg to Children of Color: Life's Not Fair, Get Over It

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Of the 5,229 students accepted to the city's eight Specialized High Schools this year, only 618 were black or Hispanic, a decline of nearly 16 percent in one year alone.

Sharpton and Walcott to Tackle Health Disparities in New York City

Marcus Bright | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Marcus Bright

The health disparities in New York State are staggering. In response, Education for a Better America will partner with the National Action Network and the New York City Department of Education on a health and wellness initiative that will focus on health, education and an active lifestyle.

Students In Displaced Schools Can Attend Nearest One They Can Get To

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

New York City public school students whose schools were displaced due to Hurricane Sandy can now enroll in the nearest school they can get to, the NYC...

NYC Schools Chancellor Pushes For Students To Make Up Days Missed From Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

New York City students may very well see their breaks shortened after Hurricane Sandy kept them out of the classroom for at least five days. According...

Q&A With Schools Chancellor Walcott

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

Last Thursday, over 1.1 million students in the New York City public school system said goodbye to summer and poured into classrooms for the first day...

Bloomberg Wants Law Speeding Firing Process For Teachers In Sex Cases

Posted 05.30.2012 | New York

After a recent series of cases in which New York City teachers have been accused of sexual misconduct, Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a new state law pr...