The name of New York City’s largest public school for immigrant students succinctly describes who it serves: Newcomers High School. The school, located near a cluster of newly opened homeless shelters in Long Island City, Queens, has lived up to its name, enrolling perhaps more migrant students over the past two school years than any […]
After a raucous group of students at Hillcrest High School charged at a teacher who’d been spotted on social media holding a sign reading “I Stand With Israel,” Schools Chancellor David Banks visited the Queens campus to meet with students and counter reports about the motives of those who protested while waving Palestinian flags. “This […]
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. New York City schools have started preparing for a massive reshuffling of students as early as next month, as thousands of migrant families face a new limit on shelter stays, education officials said during a Wednesday City Council hearing. Approximately 2,700 families have received […]
Parents are calling for the ouster of the controversial principal of P.S. 398 in Queens, who did not inform them on the day that a student brought a kitchen knife to school and told other kids he intended to use it at lunchtime to attack a fellow second-grader he may have considered a romantic rival. […]
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters Remote parent-teacher conferences, a holdover from the height of the pandemic, continue to elicit mixed feelings among families and educators alike. For some parents, these virtual meetings — which were enshrined in the most recent teachers union contract — have been a boon. They can Zoom […]
For weeks, rumors spread among residents of the Row, a Midtown hotel turned migrant shelter, about how families would soon have as long as a year or as little as 30 days before they’d have to move out. In the absence of direct communication from hotel staff or the city, people talked. Those rumors were […]
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters New York City botched its communication to schools in response to last week’s record rainfall, Chancellor David Banks acknowledged on Tuesday. He vowed to conduct a review of what went wrong. Hours after the school day began last Friday, Mayor Eric Adams and Banks […]
The complex and controversial process can be daunting, here’s some information that can help.
Students in 133 schools that serve about 63,000 students were given secondary screeners during the last school year that identify students who are at risk of dyslexia or other reading challenges. The effort, while relatively small, is set to be expanded.
Five things to watch out for as classes begin for the city’s more than 900,000 public school students.