This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters Remote parent-teacher conferences, a holdover from the height of the pandemic, continue to elicit mixed feelings among families and educators alike. For some parents, these virtual meetings — which were enshrined in the most recent teachers union contract — have been a boon. They can Zoom […]
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters New York City botched its communication to schools in response to last week’s record rainfall, Chancellor David Banks acknowledged on Tuesday. He vowed to conduct a review of what went wrong. Hours after the school day began last Friday, Mayor Eric Adams and Banks […]
The first time many school administrators heard about a shelter-in-place directive was when a top Education Department official emailed at 1:56 p.m.to tell them it “has been lifted.”
Students in 133 schools that serve about 63,000 students were given secondary screeners during the last school year that identify students who are at risk of dyslexia or other reading challenges. The effort, while relatively small, is set to be expanded.
The Department of Education must take 40 specific actions to resolve decades-old delays in providing or paying for special education services to students.
The gap in services is particularly acute in The Bronx, where more than two-thirds of children did not receive all of the therapies they could have.
Lucy Calkins wrote a popular reading curriculum used in hundreds of NYC elementary schools that encourages independent reading. But the model has come under fire from schools chancellor David Banks and others.
Grading was done centrally for over a decade to reduce score manipulation, but state policy is changing again.
Education officials said it’s part of an attempt to tackle the mental health crisis gripping schools, but some teachers described the move as a “lackluster, inefficient way to really address social-emotional needs.”
The reasons for enrollment declines are complex, and appear to include the lure of new school construction on one hand, and the high cost of living on the other.