Alex Zimmerman

Chalkbeat
Schools chief promises pay and better support for community groups educating youngsters.
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Mayor Eric Adams scrapped the requirement on Tuesday along with the vaccine mandate for private employers.
The Adams administration opposes the proposal, but Hochul says she has just to work out ‘a few more details’ with the mayor.
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.
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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.