Schools

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.
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.
Families still don’t know when school starts in September, and thousands of students don’t know which high school they will attend.
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
The education panel rejected NYC’s funding formula in what is normally a routine vote. What does that mean for schools and the city?
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.
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.
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A Jewish school in Brooklyn recently told parents it will stop teaching secular studies to eighth graders, according to a new complaint filed by an education advocacy group.
Student body has shrunk by 23% at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, one of seven two-year schools struggling to keep high school grads signing up amid pandemic upheaval.
The city’s preschool programming has poorly served many students with disabilities, according to an analysis of 2019-2020 city data released Thursday by Advocates for Children.
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.
Ten-day quarantines are forcing families to keep young kids home, causing chaos for those in need of child care — regardless of negative COVID test results.
School attendance plunged to 67% on the first day back to classes, as unvaccinated children fill hospital intensive care units.
In 2013, then-NYPD Chief Philip Banks made an inquiry after cops arrested Sheena Wright for allegedly fighting with her estranged husband. Now Wright is Adams’ pick for deputy mayor, Banks is his criminal justice advisor, Banks’ brother is schools chancellor — and Wright’s domestic partner.
School leaders are taking matters into their own hands to respond to positive cases and staffing shortages. Meanwhile, calls are rising to increase COVID testing within schools as absence rates grow.