New York City’s expansion of universal pre-k, some trash pickup, and library services have been slashed as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ “extremely painful” cuts in a newly-announced budget modification that looks to trim the city’s spending. Every agency will see 5% budget reductions this month, the mayor’s budget officials said, as the city faces […]
Schools chief promises pay and better support for community groups educating youngsters.
Stimulus money will run out, so the Adams administration is deciding how to fund child care and education for tots.
Ten-day quarantines are forcing families to keep young kids home, causing chaos for those in need of child care — regardless of negative COVID test results.
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A child care center that’s operated rent-free for a decade at city-run Elmhurst Hospital abruptly announced plans to close — leaving parents and staffers scrambling. The Little Elms Child Care Center initially told parents […]
This is part of an ongoing collaborative series between Chalkbeat and THE CITY investigating learning differences, special education and other education challenges in city schools. As many as 2,000 students with special needs could be left without an appropriate pre-kindergarten seat this spring, as New York City’s education department has not met demand, and private […]
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters Alice Mulligan got on the loudspeaker at her Brooklyn preschool Monday morning to make an unexpected announcement: her teachers would be getting significant raises. “Everybody started screaming,” recounted the director of Our Saviour’s Lutheran […]
“City, labor leaders announce deal to close pay gaps for NYC pre-K teachers in Head Start programs” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters Hundreds of New York City pre-K teachers who work in Head Start programs could receive a significant pay boost […]
Gearing up for his expected run for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bill de Blasio has touted his progressive credentials, pointing to various accomplishments in five-plus years as New York City’s 109th mayor. Here’s a look at his record on some signature issues that voters outside the five boroughs likely will be hearing about soon: Universal […]