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.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Department officials plan to hire 200 coaches for grades K-5, down from roughly 500 coaches focusing on grades K-2 in prior years
The state began sending New York families $375 per child for food benefits, a retroactive move to cover meal costs from last summer.
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The first-term mayor will be back in Albany sooner than he had hoped to renew mayoral control and will now also be tasked with shrinking class sizes.
Some blasted NYC’s move to screen all students’ social-emotional skills using an assessment called DESSA. This Brooklyn school has learned to embrace it.
The lessons will roll out as a pilot in fall 2022, with a full implementation planned for 2024.
NYC education officials are adding more than 1,000 seats, most of them as new programs that start in third grade. The city’s gifted programs are deeply segregated.
Streets near schools are uniquely dangerous, with rates of crashes and injuries that exceed NYC averages — particularly near schools where most students are poor or children of color.
A review of the upcoming history Regents exam after the racist Buffalo attack uncovered materials with “the potential to compound student trauma.”
A look at how Carlo Scissura, of the New York Building Congress, influenced a real estate deal for a school construction project.
Families and educators can’t plan for next year without answers to some important questions.
The SEED program aims to help students who have sensory issues that are “dramatically impacting their school performance.”
Many organizations will face tough decisions about laying off staff and cutting back services that have been a cornerstone of the city’s much-lauded Community Schools program.
Anxiety, depression, and chronic absenteeism are on the rise as many students and parents struggle with school refusal after prolonged campus closures during COVID.
As I prepared to discuss the racist violence, I couldn’t help but reflect on what conversations might be banned if I did not teach in New York City.
NYC education officials plan to expand transfer high schools to serve those students, using a Bronx school as one model.
‘I believe that virtual learning is here to stay whether or not we have a pandemic’ schools Chancellor David Banks says.
A four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools seems out of the picture for Mayor Eric Adams as he makes his pitch to Albany lawmakers.
About 57% of high school students are vaccinated, so the move will significantly increase the share of students who are eligible to attend.
Comfort dogs are helping NYC students in literacy, math, and social-emotional learning during a challenging school year.
Both Banks and Adams have signaled greater support for charter schools, but Banks’ addition to the charter school center board is not all that unusual.
Of nearly 270 NYC elementary schools offering programs, only fewer than 30 still had openings as of Monday afternoon.