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Settlement to Give Black and Latino Students More Access to NYC High School Sports Teams

The education department will group certain nearby high schools so they can share access to sports teams.

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NYC Delays its Massive Academic Recovery Program for Students with Disabilities

The nearly quarter billion-dollar effort to help special education students catch-up after more than 1 ½ years of pandemic disruptions gets pushed off to December — taking parents by surprise and causing added turmoil well into the 2021-2022 school year.

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NYC School Enrollment Down by 64,000 Since Pandemic Started

Roughly 938,000 students are enrolled in New York City’s public schools — down 6.4% compared with the 2019-2020 school year. Meanwhile, charter school enrollment is up.

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NYC Adding More Metal Detectors and Police to Public Schools

After a spate of incidents involving students allegedly bringing guns into school buildings, Mayor Bill de Blasio is deploying additional metal detectors to campuses and extra police officers.

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Vaccine Mandate for NYC School Employees Can Move Forward, Judges Rule

A federal appeals court has removed a temporary block on New York City’s vaccine mandate for Department of Education employees, paving the way for officials to require all school staff to either get the vaccine or be put on unpaid leave.

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Hours of NYC Schools’ COVID Rapid-Response Team Slashed: ‘They’re Overwhelmed’

The Situation Room, a collaboration of city education and health officials and contact tracers, closes at 3:30 p.m. That’s led to delays in getting orders to quarantine classrooms, critics say.

NYC Schools Overhaul COVID Policy: What You Need to Know About Testing, Quarantines and More

Big changes come after just one week of school as de Blasio announces new measures designed to keep more kids in class. But entire elementary school classrooms may still have to quarantine if a teacher tests positive.

First Day of In-Person Classes Brings First Test for New York City Schools

The city’s online COVID health screening form crashed. Suspected virus cases hit at least two schools. Attendence was down. But many students, wearing masks, returned for the first all in-person classes in 18 months.

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All Young Students Will Get Literacy Screening This School Year. Then What?

Educators hope sizing up reading skills for nearly 200,000 K-2 students will help catch those who need extra help. Yet many reasons why kids fall behind early persist.

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Schools’ COVID Safety Plan Has Less Testing, Remote Learning for Quarantined Kids

With less than three weeks remaining before schools reopen for a million students, New York City officials on Thursday revealed a suite of safety protocols including coronavirus testing and classroom closure policies.