“All this money that is meant for the kids in our public schools are going to private schools,” Chancellor Banks said. “Folks have figured out how to game this system.”
The one-time payments come as inflation has tightened household budgets across the country.
The court’s order brings whiplash to back-to-school planning. Four days prior, a lower court ruled the city needed to redo the education department budget.
Student enrollment has big implications for public schools, and declines can lead to less funding and school closures or mergers.
Ruling that New York City’s education budget process violated the law, a Manhattan judge ordered the city to redo this year’s education department budget. For now, school budgets revert to last year’s levels.
A storm flooded my family’s Washington Heights home, again.
The decision is more complicated than meets the eye, and either choice involves some trade-offs.
A judge said the city did not follow proper rules when it approved the budget, paving the way for restoring hundreds of millions in cuts to schools.
Parents are rallying to save five school-based health clinics operated by SUNY Downstate, which serve 10 schools.
Stimulus dollars were previously not allowed to cover teacher salaries, but officials changed their tune amid a fight over budget cuts.
When I flip through a book, it’s like I’m cradling the essence of the characters. I want my peers to experience that.
The decision keeps in place an order temporarily blocking the education department from moving forward with hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to school budgets.
For many low-income students, the summer before their first year of college is nerve wracking. Between endless paperwork and financial aid, some never go.
To help address the exodus of women from the workforce, New York state is using federal money for a grant program to start new child care programs in areas lacking enough options.
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Chancellor David Banks and Mayor Eric Adams say they’ll support school integration efforts, but are focused on building more high-quality schools.
That deal would still fall short of the overall cut to school budgets, according to one analysis.
Anyone 18 years old or younger is eligible for free lunch and breakfast this summer at more than 300 schools, pools and parks across the city.
Two parents and two teachers seek to invalidate the city budget, claiming that city officials failed to follow proper protocols before voting.
I’m here to engage students, parents, and teachers — and to amplify their voices.
New York Edge hopes that after-school programming can expand opportunities to students who are typically underrepresented in NYC’s gifted classrooms.
During a lockdown drill, it’s up to each teacher to decide how to lead the process and respond to students’ emotions.
Now, I know why my lessons weren’t getting through to them.
Even after the mandate was lifted, I kept my face covered at school. Here’s why.
The eight-member expansion of the city’s education panel, which was passed under the original bill, will be delayed by five months.
XQ is supporting new robotics and design-themed high schools, the city’s new virtual academies, and three other projects.
If mayoral control sunsets on Thursday, the city would have to reinstate the former system of 32 community boards.
Roberto Padilla left his role last year as the head of Newburgh’s school system after allegations of sexual harassment.
The plan calls for helping families access care more easily, expanding services to reach 41,000 more children.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for 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 made it through.
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.
Even schools that prided themselves on using restorative justice to address students’ needs struggled to pick up where they left off before the pandemic.
The city’s new virtual high school program could serve 200 ninth graders this coming school year.
But like most things within the nation’s largest school district, what happens across New York City’s 1,600 schools often varies school to school and even classroom to classroom.
Due to recently announced budget cuts, parents fear they’ll see programs discontinued in the fall, and teachers are worried about their jobs.
Students at the School of Design and Construction are partnering with IKEA to build a life skills learning lab for students with disabilities.
The school touted the importance of ‘self-advocacy.’ But our child needed help.
Overall, high school applications are down amid declining enrollment, but more students are getting accepted into top-choice schools.
A growing number of educators are embracing the practice, popularized by Christopher Emdin, giving students a bigger say in shaping their learning.
Students who pass their course this year but fail or miss a Regents exam due to illness, injury or quarantine, could still earn a diploma under a new state proposal.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
Starting June 13, children under 5 will no longer be required to wear masks.