Teachers and parents raised concerns about the DESSA, a social-emotional learning tool that schools began using last year.
New York City’s free, popular summer program runs for children in grades K-8 across the five boroughs from July to August.
Families say publicly funded, privately run charter schools in New York are allowed to punish and discriminate against students by calling in emergency services.
Some 500 asylum-seekers slept in a school gym on Staten Island over the weekend. By Monday city officials had identified six more gyms, all in Brooklyn, to cope with an evolving emergency.
The mayor said that the public system that’s failing to educate Black and brown kids should be “duplicating” what the Jewish religious schools are achieving. But his administration is battling to keep evaluations of 26 such schools under wraps.
While NYC’s public libraries avoided deep budget cuts last week, most libraries in public schools lack a leader — and that hurts students, educators say.
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.
Schools are straining to keep up with counseling demand as mental health woes mount for young people. If your child needs help at school, here’s how to start.
We tracked dozens of data points on mental health support in NYC schools. Do they call 911 on students in crisis? Are there enough social workers and guidance counselors? Enter your school name below to find out.
Publishing data about 1,575 of NYC schools meant combining data from two city agencies. Here’s how we did it.
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.
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Dissatisfied after seven months of negotiations, hundreds of teaching assistants are ditching classes through Wednesday.
The program has 110,000 spots and is open to any child in the five boroughs. Here’s everything you need to know.
New York teens who work on student newspapers note that under current law, their freedom of speech can be curtailed by school administrators at any time for any reason.
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.
Harlem’s public university seeks to shrink English teacher pay to close a $10M budget gap — and that’s before looming City Hall spending reductions.
Upstate schools are closing and volunteer fire departments are struggling with recruitment. Some locals blame a surge of city residents who bought second homes during the pandemic.
UFT president feels pressure from members who demand a union-wide vote on the retiree health care cost savings plan he’s championing.
The gap in services is particularly acute in The Bronx, where more than two-thirds of children did not receive all of the therapies they could have.
Hundreds of NYC Elementary Schools Used a Teachers College Reading Curriculum Banks Said ‘Has Not Worked’
Lucy Calkins wrote a popular reading curriculum used in hundreds of NYC elementary schools that encourages independent reading. But the model has come under fire from schools chancellor David Banks and others.
CECs are volunteer boards that contribute to decisions made around school district zoning, education material, school buildings and more.
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