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 […]
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.”
Advocates for testing-based school admissions secured a say in district-level school governance.
Teachers and parents raised concerns about the DESSA, a social-emotional learning tool that schools began using last year.
Schools are straining to keep up with counseling demand as mental health woes mount for young people. If your child needs help at school, here’s how to start.
Only 53% of students, staffers, and parents filled out the NYC School Survey last year. Here’s how it works, and how the Department of Education uses the information.
For many New York City parents, the move during the pandemic to virtual school board meetings meant they could attend without having to scramble for child care or figure out transportation. Now, participating in these meetings could once again become difficult, and that could have important consequences in terms of whose voices get heard when […]
The ruling means that until the City Council revisits the budget, New York City must fund the school system at the same levels it did last fiscal year.
Before the start of the pandemic, 1 in 5 children in the city were hungry. Now it’s 1 in 4, according to anti-hunger nonprofit City Harvest. Advocates are concerned the problem will get worse.