City schools are pushing back against a growing number of families opting out of the state tests.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the city will open 41 new classes for students with autism.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for a renewal of mayoral educational control for three years.
The Department of Education will close the Ethical Community Charter School due to poor test scores.
Just 5 percent of offers to elite high schools went to black students and 7 percent to Latinos.
Teachers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed evaluation system could cost some educators their jobs.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña unveiled discipline reforms, but some advocates wanted bigger changes.
Families will be able to fill out a single unified application for pre-K seats starting March 16.
Victoria Armas created City Knoll using her experience as an art teacher.
Families believe newly empowered superintendents will be more responsive to complaints about schools.
The languages range from Hebrew to Haitian Creole and will start in September 2015.
From diversity to discipline, DNAinfo rounded up major issues the schools chancellor faces in 2015.
Students will be allowed to bring cellphones to school, the city announced Wednesday.
Community members will be able to express their thoughts on a new charter school in the Lower East Side.
45 schools across the city will become "community schools" early next year, the city announced.
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