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Despite a pledge to stop relying on police to deal with students who have mental health episodes, New York City schools have continued to call 911 on kids in distress thousands of times a year, an investigation by THE CITY and ProPublica found.
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Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized group of parents is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
Only 53% of students, staffers, and parents filled out the NYC School Survey last year. Here’s how it works, and how the Department of Education uses the information.
Education officials said it’s part of an attempt to tackle the mental health crisis gripping schools, but some teachers described the move as a “lackluster, inefficient way to really address social-emotional needs.”
Schools chief promises pay and better support for community groups educating youngsters.
The mayor is backing a bill that would replace ‘Brooklyn-Queens Day’ with Diwali on the school calendar.
The Department of Education says that releasing documents detailing the findings of a probe into the standards at religious schools would derail an ongoing investigation.
The program involved pulling students out of class, sometimes for up to 30 minutes — but the majority of students did not consent to testing, which left some children getting swabbed repeatedly.
New York Let Residences for Kids With Serious Mental Health Problems Vanish. Desperate Families Call the Cops Instead.
Many residential treatment facilities for children in New York are shutting down, leaving families frustrated and scrambling to find mental health services. Some kids age out of care as they wait.
State lawmakers strike a deal to give NYC’s mayor just half the four years he sought — and it’s tied to new checks on his power, as well as downsized classes.
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The education panel rejected NYC’s funding formula in what is normally a routine vote. What does that mean for schools and the city?
NYC Created a Massive After-School Program to Help All Students With Disabilities Catch Up After COVID Disruptions. Most Never Showed Up.
Just over one-third of eligible students are expected to get extra tutoring and services — with many sitting out because of transportation problems, too-long school days or schools phasing out sessions.
P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights, now the Sarah Smith Garnet School, removes its last vestige of the Bergen name — though it remains on street signs and subway stations.
Graduation rates in New York City ticked up to 81% last school year, about 2 percentage points higher than the previous year.
De Blasio reverses plan to eliminate high school geographic priorities and zones, after families expressed concerns about potentially long commutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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