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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 promise of more than $7 billion in federal COVID relief funding for New York City schools inspired some families and educators to dream big.
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.
As the vaccine mandate for New York City teachers is set to take effect next week, schools are bracing for this Tuesday when thousands of educators might be barred from their classrooms.
With the start of classes just a month away and the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading, it’s still unclear whether — or how — many schools will adhere to the three-foot guideline. “We are very, very scared,” one Brooklyn parent said.
After announcing that certain healthcare workers would be required to get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio is now considering the same for other city workers, including teachers, he said Wednesday.
THE CITY and Chalkbeat New York are bringing together parents, teachers, advocates and experts to discuss finding solutions to help vulnerable New York City public school students facing a lack of legally mandated services amid the pandemic.
The end of in-person schooling is being felt even worse by children in city detention centers due to strict online instruction rules. Advocates say the students risk being left further behind.
Thousands of kids enrolled in southern Brooklyn have already been living with school shutdowns for more than a month, as students citywide now join them in all-remote learning.
On a given school day, up to 800,000 students are expected to sign in for remote learning from home — but New York City has yet to put forward a detailed strategy to help schools improve online instruction.
Public school enrollment is falling at schools across New York City, according to data obtained by Chalkbeat. School rosters have already lost about 3.4% of students compared with last year.
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DOE officials say they’ve purchased 30,000 HEPA purifiers. But that’s not enough, so hundreds of school staffers are filling in the gaps on their own.
The city has agreed to support an incentive bill in Albany that could apply to up to 75,000 municipal workers. But union leaders worry there could be problematic exceptions.
Union calls for campus leaders to consider taking pay cuts as part-time profs and students fight for funding to save jobs and classes.
The country’s largest school system announced it would be closing its doors this week to help stem the spread of the deadly new coronavirus.
Teachers union boss faults Health Dept. “holdup” as de Blasio mandates coronavirus testing for teachers and other key workers who visited hot zones.
Symptoms followed the teacher’s vacation in Italy, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the union reports four more members sick after traveling abroad.
Lisa-Erika James is the only remaining faculty member in a years-old racial discrimination lawsuit against the city that goes to trial Wednesday.
A massive backlog of background check requests to New York City’s Department of Health means many teachers are sitting and waiting to work.
A contentious meeting in Jamaica highlights broad community opposition to education officials’ citywide effort to better integrate middle schools.