Schools

Staff jump in to provide education and many other essentials for an unexpected influx of some six dozen migrant youth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Promises from Mayor Eric Adams to connect kids with translators and backpacks only begins to address the trauma of treks over thousands of miles to America.
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.
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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.
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.
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?