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Stimulus money will run out, so the Adams administration is deciding how to fund child care and education for tots.
Mayor Eric Adams scrapped the requirement on Tuesday along with the vaccine mandate for private employers.
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.
Beyond the typical excitement among families and educators lurked a more somber reality: a majority of the city’s schools were starting the year with budget cuts.
The Adams administration opposes the proposal, but Hochul says she has just to work out ‘a few more details’ with the mayor.
Vaccines won’t be required for most students, and masking will be optional for those who haven’t recently been infected.
The ruling means that until the City Council revisits the budget, New York City must fund the school system at the same levels it did last fiscal year.
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.
Before the start of the pandemic, 1 in 5 children in the city were hungry. Now it’s 1 in 4, according to anti-hunger nonprofit City Harvest. Advocates are concerned the problem will get worse.
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The suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court is asking to invalidate the adopted budget and require the City Council to reconsider and vote again.
Food insecurity has jumped by 36% in the city. And it’s higher among children. An estimated 1 in 4 kids don’t have enough to eat — a 46% increase over pre-pandemic numbers.
New York City’s Class of 2022 returned to school full time after two disrupted years. Four graduating high school seniors told us about how they’ve persevered.
Displacement is “demoralizing” says one teacher departing from a Brooklyn middle school. On Friday, City Council members grilled education officials about why they’re shrinking needed resources.
Regardless of income, public school families will receive the retroactive benefit on their COVID relief P-EBT cards, which they should keep in case of future payments.
Urban Dove, a charter school relocated to a building owned by a historic synagogue, has won over wary neighbors. But a fatal shooting of a student last year reignited persistent opposition.
A Brooklyn mother’s search for a Lakota instructor leads her to the Language Conservancy, an organization teaching Native languages even after being condemned by the Sioux Nation’s leading council earlier this month.
Many parents and educators have urged return to instruction matching sounds to letters to teach kids to read, a move Mayor Eric Adams says will especially help kids with dyslexia and other learning challenges.
Though dogs have been in some city public schools since 2016, their roles in the classroom have been evolving, and training them — and their humans — is an ongoing process