Up Close: NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina


Our special guest on this week's edition of Up Close is New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina.

She came out of retirement to lead the nation's largest public school system, and she's ushering in major changes, from expanding pre-K classes to how students are promoted.

Farina is no stranger to the New York City school system. She was a teacher, a principal, and a deputy chancellor.

But running the largest school system in the country is a huge challenge, and this summer will offer little time for a break as she oversees the implementation of a bold universal pre-K plan.

Six months into the job, the chancellor joins us to talk about issues facing our schools and what we can expect next year, and answers questions from our viewers on a wide range of topics.

Also this week, all New York City residents, regardless of their immigration status, will soon be able to get municipal identification cards, a legal, government issued ID.

San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Haven already have them, but New York will be the largest city with such a program.

Joining us are two council members who sponsored the measure: Daniel Dromm and Carlos Menchaca.

Part 1: Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina:


Part 2: Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina:


Part 3: Municipal ID cards:

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