Reema Amin

Chalkbeat
Stimulus money will run out, so the Adams administration is deciding how to fund child care and education for tots.
Beyond the typical excitement among families and educators lurked a more somber reality: a majority of the city’s schools were starting the year with budget cuts.
Vaccines won’t be required for most students, and masking will be optional for those who haven’t recently been infected.
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.
The suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court is asking to invalidate the adopted budget and require the City Council to reconsider and vote again.
New York City’s Class of 2022 returned to school full time after two disrupted years. Four graduating high school seniors told us about how they’ve persevered.
But even as Mayor Adams lifted the mandate, he urged all New Yorkers to continue masking indoors.
State lawmakers strike a deal to give NYC’s mayor just half the four years he sought — and it’s tied to new checks on his power, as well as downsized classes.