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NYC Announces 2022-23 Admissions Policies for Middle and High Schools

De Blasio reverses plan to eliminate high school geographic priorities and zones, after families expressed concerns about potentially long commutes.

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Families Probed for Child Neglect After Keeping Kids Out of School Over COVID Concerns

The impact of child welfare investigations on already traumatized families can be severe: charges stay on records for decades and may affect future job prospects. Parents say they are trying their best to keep their kids safe and educated.

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NYC Delays its Massive Academic Recovery Program for Students with Disabilities

The nearly quarter billion-dollar effort to help special education students catch-up after more than 1 ½ years of pandemic disruptions gets pushed off to December — taking parents by surprise and causing added turmoil well into the 2021-2022 school year.

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NYC Adding More Metal Detectors and Police to Public Schools

After a spate of incidents involving students allegedly bringing guns into school buildings, Mayor Bill de Blasio is deploying additional metal detectors to campuses and extra police officers.

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NYC to Eliminate ‘Gifted’ Test in Overhaul of Segregated Program

New York City will no longer test rising kindergartners for entry into its gifted and talented program, which has long attracted controversy for enrolling starkly low numbers of Black and Latino students.

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NYC Schools Brace for Up to 10,000 Missing Teachers as Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect

As the vaccine mandate for New York City teachers is set to take effect next week, schools are bracing for this Tuesday when thousands of educators might be barred from their classrooms.

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City Tells Students Heading Back to School to Hop Turnstiles With Form Letters

School started Monday in New York, but some students who need free MetroCards to travel to and from class are still waiting to receive them. That’s raising concerns among some principals that students could end up in trouble with the police.

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COVID Complicates Back-to-School Lunch Plans for NYC Students

Eating at an indoor restaurant is limited to those who have been fully vaccinated. But in classrooms, many students remain too young for vaccines. Experts warn that lunchtime could be the riskiest part of the school day.

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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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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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NYC’s School Algorithms Cement Segregation. This Data Shows How

New numbers show how many students are locked out by the system

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Learning Pods are Now Helping Vulnerable Students. Will the Trend Survive the Pandemic?

The pod concept is expanding beyond families with means. More schools, churches and community groups are trying to level the field by offering students of all incomes the in-person, small-group option as remote learning leaves many behind.

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NYC to Pay $500 to Nearly 1,000 Parents to Address Mental Health Needs at Schools

The city Department of Education is launching a mental health training program in May for parents, paying them $500 to become "wellness ambassadors" in their communities.

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Parents of Special Education Students Say the DOE Isn’t Sharing Meaningful Data. So They’re Collecting It Themselves

A trend of parent-driven surveys has emerged during the pandemic. This has helped fill a gap, say parents who are finding it easier to connect online and share information.

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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.

Proposed Reforms to School Policing Would Limit Arrests, Use of Handcuffs and Hospital Transfers

City Council members are considering a slate of bills Thursday meant to significantly change the role of school policing.

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What’s Working And What Isn’t? Help Us Report On Special Education Solutions in New York City

THE CITY and Chalkbeat are teaming up to report on what’s working and what’s not in the world of special education — and we want to hear from you.

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NYC Announces Sweeping Changes to Middle, High School Application Process

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Friday said that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to dramatically alter the public school admissions process.

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Students on Rikers Island Locked Out of Remote Learning Video Chat With Teachers

For the hundreds of young adults in city jails working toward a high-school diploma, educational and other much-sought programming has been devastated by the pandemic.

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Parents From Long-Shuttered Public Schools Warn: Get Ready for Stress and Tears

Thousands of kids enrolled in southern Brooklyn have already been living with school shutdowns for more than a month, as students citywide now join them in all-remote learning.