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But even as Mayor Adams lifted the mandate, he urged all New Yorkers to continue masking indoors.
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.
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?
The uptick comes as a new variant, B.A.2, spreads in New York, and mask mandates in schools have been lifted for most students.
Some health experts say the data is useful, but others argue that the money would be better spent on vaccination efforts and improved ventilation.
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.
Recently released data show that 52% of public school students are fully vaccinated, though wide disparities remain.
A majority of NYC’s public school students are fully vaccinated against COVID, but deep disparities remain.
Graduation rates in New York City ticked up to 81% last school year, about 2 percentage points higher than the previous year.
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The teachers’ union is on board with Chancellor David Banks’ proposal, but UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged parents to “use it judiciously.”
The Department of Education policy affects roughly 9,000 out of about 80,000 fifth graders who have siblings in the same grade or sixth grade.
School attendance plunged to 67% on the first day back to classes, as unvaccinated children fill hospital intensive care units.
De Blasio reverses plan to eliminate high school geographic priorities and zones, after families expressed concerns about potentially long commutes.
About 78,000 students with disabilities live in homes where English is not the primary language, according to city officials. Last school year, just over 7,000 individualized education programs were translated, the first year the process was available citywide.
Nearly 1 in 10 New York City public school students lived in unstable, or temporary, housing in the 2020-2021 school year, according to an analysis of state data released Monday.
Following the recent federal emergency approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, city officials are setting up one-day vaccine clinics at more than 1,000 school sites across the city that serve these students.
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.