Education

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.
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.
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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
The education panel rejected NYC’s funding formula in what is normally a routine vote. What does that mean for schools and the city?
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.
The promise of more than $7 billion in federal COVID relief funding for New York City schools inspired some families and educators to dream big.
A majority of NYC’s public school students are fully vaccinated against COVID, but deep disparities remain.
Some education advocates called it a “scarcity” budget, with one group saying it would cause “irreparable harm” to students.
Graduation rates in New York City ticked up to 81% last school year, about 2 percentage points higher than the previous year.
Here’s what NYC school students had to say about mask mandates, in their own words.