15 NYC superintendents replaced amid push to fix failing schools
- NY1 reports that New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña dismissed 15 of the school system's superintendents.
- The leadership shake-up, which amounts to about 36% of the 42 superintendents, followed Fariña's July announcement that all superintendents would have to reapply for their positions.
- The move is ultimately part of Fariña's plan to address failing public schools in the city, and the superintendents are also expected to report any problems to her that they find during required school visits.
The superintendent shake-up comes amid a number of other measures implemented by Fariña since she took office. Earlier this month, it was reported that a more detailed school rating system would replace letter grades, and September saw the launch of weekly teacher-led training for new educators. On her watch, $23 million has also gone into beefing up arts curriculum. While the long-term impact of these moves on improving schools remains to be seen, it's certainly an ambitious agenda of changes thus far.
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