The proposals, which include figuring out where to build new pools, aim to create a stronger lifeguard pipeline in New York City.
Grading was done centrally for over a decade to reduce score manipulation, but state policy is changing again.
More than 8,700 children in New York City are grieving a caregiver or parent who died of COVID. Here’s what they wish others knew.
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them.
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.”
The reasons for enrollment declines are complex, and appear to include the lure of new school construction on one hand, and the high cost of living on the other.
Staff jump in to provide education and many other essentials for an unexpected influx of some six dozen migrant youth.
Public Schools Are NYC’s Main Youth Mental Health System. Where Kids Land Often Depends on What Their Parents Can Pay.
Most kids labeled as having an “emotional disability” and shunted into public special education schools are Black or Latino, and low income — while wealthier families more often access a taxpayer-funded free private education.
Many policy choices lie ahead for the governor’s first full term.
The move is expected to help bring New York closer to compliance with Local Law 97, which sets limits on building emissions starting in 2024.
New Yorkers Observe Diwali and Celebrate the ‘Triumph of Light Over Darkness’ Becoming a School Holiday Next Year
That’s not quite a done deal yet, but it would be a welcome change for families whose kids were marked absent from school to celebrate this year and those whose kids missed some of the celebration to be in school.
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The mayor is backing a bill that would replace ‘Brooklyn-Queens Day’ with Diwali on the school calendar.
The mayor has vowed many times to Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain families that kids would get a day off from school to observe. So far, they’ve seen no light.
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Mayor Eric Adams scrapped the requirement on Tuesday along with the vaccine mandate for private employers.
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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