The proposals, which include figuring out where to build new pools, aim to create a stronger lifeguard pipeline in New York City.
The gap in services is particularly acute in The Bronx, where more than two-thirds of children did not receive all of the therapies they could have.
Hundreds of NYC Elementary Schools Used a Teachers College Reading Curriculum Banks Said ‘Has Not Worked’
Lucy Calkins wrote a popular reading curriculum used in hundreds of NYC elementary schools that encourages independent reading. But the model has come under fire from schools chancellor David Banks and others.
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.”
More than 600 adjuncts and non-tenure track faculty are preparing to strike at the end of the month to demand more from the Jesuit institution with a billion-dollar endowment.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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