By Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat NY
“Outgoing state Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch took a swipe at New York City’s school-improvement program Thursday, saying the city is permitting ‘failure’ at certain troubled schools and setting ‘ridiculous’ goals at others.
Her comments came after Chalkbeat reported that the city has quietly given the 94 struggling schools in its $400 million ‘Renewal’ improvement program three years to hit one-year targets. One of the schools, M.S. 53 in Queens, has until 2017 to boost its students’ average reading score from 2.14 to 2.15.”