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NYC Special Education Complaint Backlog Grows — Even as Some Hearing Officers Twiddle Thumbs

State officials demand action as 9,400 cases remain unresolved while 30% of available hearing officers have no cases. Meanwhile, New York City children with disabilities go without crucial services amid the pandemic.

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More Than 100,000 NYC Students Are Homeless, New Report Finds

Nearly 1 in 10 New York City public school students lived in unstable, or temporary, housing in the 2020-2021 school year, according to an analysis of state data released Monday.

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NYC Kids Can Get $100 for COVID Vaccine Shots at Elementary Schools

Following the recent federal emergency approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, city officials are setting up one-day vaccine clinics at more than 1,000 school sites across the city that serve these students.

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All NYC School Families Can Get $600 a Year for Internet — But Few Know It

Some $2.5 billion in national pandemic emergency funding remains untapped for discounted online service and devices like iPads. Meanwhile, nearly one-fifth of New York City students lack home and mobile broadband.

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Will New York Require COVID Vaccines for Students? State Pediatricians Hope So.

The New York chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics "unequivocally support" mandating COVID vaccines for students once the shot is fully federally approved for those younger than 16.

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.