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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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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.

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How Cuomo Influenced New York Schools, From COVID to ‘Free College’

In over a decade in office, the outgoing governor clashed with Mayor Bill de Blasio, revealed an aggressive reform agenda only to pull back in the face of backlash — and resisted massive increases in education spending only to relent.

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De Blasio Keeps Mask Rules for New York City Schools Despite CDC Changes

New York City schools will stick with universal masking for now, despite new federal guidance that OKs ditching face coverings for vaccinated students and teachers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

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Civics Education Could Offer New Path to New York High School Graduation

State education officials are proposing a "seal of civic readiness" that could count toward one of the required five Regents exams students must take to graduate. The idea: to bolster civic education and readiness among students.

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NYC Schools to get Billions of New Dollars Under State Budget Deal

Education advocates are optimistic that this spending plan will help districts create programs for students’ academic and mental health needs.

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6 Families on What It Will Take for Fully Remote Students to Return to School

Here’s how some families are weighing the decision about whether to return kids to their physical classrooms.

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Huge NYC Special Education Complaint Backlog Targeted by State Officials

Board of Regents-authorized changes will widen the pool of so-called impartial hearing officers to oversee cases. But advocates and state officials alike say more must be done to get students needed services.

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NY Cancels Most Regents Exams in Response to Biden Administration Refusal to Scrap 2021 Standardized Tests

The news is a victory for parents, students and advocates who have been pushing to cancel the exams and unlink them from graduation requirements. Only Regents exams in Algebra I, English, living environment, and earth science will be administered this June.

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Meet Meisha Ross Porter, New York City’s New Schools Chancellor

The first Black woman to head the nation’s largest public school system rose through its ranks. She’s facing enormous challenges as she replaces Richard Carranza — starting with getting high schools reopened.