Alex Zimmerman

Chalkbeat
The program involved pulling students out of class, sometimes for up to 30 minutes — but the majority of students did not consent to testing, which left some children getting swabbed repeatedly.
Many parents and educators have urged return to instruction matching sounds to letters to teach kids to read, a move Mayor Eric Adams says will especially help kids with dyslexia and other learning challenges.
The education panel rejected NYC’s funding formula in what is normally a routine vote. What does that mean for schools and the city?
Just over one-third of eligible students are expected to get extra tutoring and services — with many sitting out because of transportation problems, too-long school days or schools phasing out sessions.
Some health experts say the data is useful, but others argue that the money would be better spent on vaccination efforts and improved ventilation.
A majority of NYC’s public school students are fully vaccinated against COVID, but deep disparities remain.
Some education advocates called it a “scarcity” budget, with one group saying it would cause “irreparable harm” to students.
Graduation rates in New York City ticked up to 81% last school year, about 2 percentage points higher than the previous year.
Here’s what NYC school students had to say about mask mandates, in their own words.