Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg put himself in charge of NYC public schools, and Bill de Blasio has continued mayoral control, but is that the best thing for students? Public Advocate Letitia James co-hosted a group of experts at CUNY School of Law to discuss it. She said parents citywide feel the school system doesn’t hear their concerns, and the group discussed how to improve the system.
Chancellor Milliken restated his commitment to obtaining a fair contract for faculty and staff. The Chancellor also announced $20 million in performance funds from the state budget that will be allocated for new academic initiatives being developed by the colleges. In addition, the Chancellor said city funding that will allow a significant expansion of CUNY’s successful programs, ASAP and CUNY START, and $17 million in merit scholarships for students.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, October 01, 2015.
September 22, 2015 | Book Beat
They were two of 20th Century New York’s largest, most influential–and most contentious–immigrant populations. In his new book, “An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians,” Brooklyn College journalism professor Paul Moses weaves together a great cast of characters to tell the story of an intense rivalry that became a fine romance.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, September 9, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, September 9, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research, September 9, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, September 9, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, September 9, 2015.
The longtime New York State Senate and Assembly leaders are indicted on corruption charges, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo names the attorney general a special prosecutor to look into civilian deaths caused by police. With these upheavals in the state legal universe, is this the year lawmakers finally grapple with sentencing reform and other changes to the criminal justice system? At John Jay College, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and other experts discuss the reform proposals.