The percentage of students graduating at many of the city’s struggling schools have failed to hit targets set by the Education Department, according to preliminary data.
Parents and advocates in District 1 had pushed the city for a way to achieve racial and socioeconomic balance. Now the Education Department is giving it a go.
Networks authorized by the State University of New York will be able to train and approve their own teachers, a move that worries critics.
A federal education law passed during the Obama administration requires states to create a plan for school improvement, which Washington must approve.
Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.
The man, who was cleared by the university of responsibility in a rape case, said the university enabled his harassment by giving his accuser academic credit for a piece targeting him.
Vouchers are going unused, according to the city’s public advocate, because many parents cannot find providers.
Mayoral control of education in New York City is in limbo. Experts say school boards can also be effective, but may be less accountable in a city challenged by poverty.
The mayor said that for generations, New York City had not made “a serious effort to create equity in our school system.”
Decisions in a district in Upper Manhattan offer a look at a persistent problem in public education that, for now, is without a solution.