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Students at NYC’s Largest School for ‘Newcomers’ Push for Name Change

The name of New York City’s largest public school for immigrant students succinctly describes who it serves: Newcomers High School. The school, located near a cluster of newly opened homeless shelters in Long Island City, Queens, has lived up to its name, enrolling perhaps more migrant students over the past two school years than any […]

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As Shelter Limit for Migrant Families Nears, NYC Schools Try to Prepare

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at New York City schools have started preparing for a massive reshuffling of students as early as next month, as thousands of migrant families face a new limit on shelter stays, education officials said during a Wednesday City Council hearing. Approximately 2,700 families have received […]

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City Will Send Migrant Families to Flood-Prone, Far-Off Tents

This article is part of an ongoing collaboration between Chalkbeat and THE CITY. Mayor Eric Adams announced two striking policy shifts for migrant families with children on Monday afternoon, in his latest attempt to get people to leave city shelters and discourage new arrivals from coming into them. City Hall said it would begin distributing notices to families […]