UFT president feels pressure from members who demand a union-wide vote on the retiree health care cost savings plan he’s championing.
Students with disabilities are disproportionately harmed by the hundreds of school buses delayed each day, New York City parents and advocates say. The bus driver shortage has only made things worse.
Both the state Senate and Assembly called to remove Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to allow New York City to open more than 100 new charter schools.
The move is a victory for advocates who have pushed to reduced police presence in schools, but it won mixed reactions from educators and union officials.
Cheriece White, an art and technology teacher at Metropolitan Soundview High School, shows her students how to create brands for the companies they dream up. White was a grand prize winner of the FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence.
The seismic shift that made devices more accessible to students than ever before has now pushed some teachers to fold technology more often into their lesson plans.
The growing crisis has been clear for years to Tina Puccio, who runs the member assistance program at the United Federation of Teachers, which provides short-term counseling to educators.
Thursday’s notifications arrived three months earlier than they did last year, as part of a series of reforms under schools Chancellor David Banks meant to simplify the process and tighten access to some coveted selective schools.
About a quarter of the city’s students are Black, but only 4% of teachers are Black men. The NYCity News Service spoke with educators, students, and others to examine the problem.
The study comes after Mayor Eric Adams decided earlier this year to pause the expansion of the preschool program for 3-year-olds as planned under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The proposals, which include figuring out where to build new pools, aim to create a stronger lifeguard pipeline in New York City.
As a new middle school teacher, I was shocked by the number of students who entered my classroom unable to decode text.
The move could boost enrollment at CUNY’s undergraduate schools and programs as college enrollment remains below pre-pandemic levels.
Telehealth, suicide prevention, social media guardrails: NYC shares sweeping youth mental health plan
The needs are high as data shows worsening mental health among young people, including more students reporting thoughts of suicide.
We must use our power to uplift our community, not tear it down.
Details are so far scarce on what “SYEP Pride” will look like, or what will define a safe and affirming workplace, but officials are hoping to reach “a few hundred” youth.
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.
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With the majority of the school year now over, school districts haven’t been able to apply for the grant money due to a lengthy bureaucratic process.
The bill currently awaiting a hearing in the state assembly would grant school psychologists licenses to offer a limited range of education-related services outside school.
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Changing my mannerisms and voice requires agility. It’s a skill and a burden.
NYC bought hundreds of thousands of devices for remote learning. Now they’re trying to track those devices — and all other school technology.
Although schools keep a record of devices, city watchdogs have criticized the education department for having no centralized system.
Concerns about school safety and possible shootings prompted the decision to lock school doors. Whether the policy will be effective remains a big question mark.
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Harbor Heights Middle School, which had just over 100 students before the pandemic, dropped to an enrollment of around 60 students this year.
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.
Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos is leaving the famed performing arts school for an “opportunity to serve New York City students and families in a leadership capacity outside of the Department of Education,” she said.
Community Education Councils are volunteer boards that contribute to decisions made around school district zoning, education material, school buildings, and more.
The office’s creation comes as the education department’s own early childhood office has faced intense scrutiny over the past several months under Adams’ leadership.
Students could have fallen off school rosters for being homeschooled without registering with the state or skipping kindergarten. Others might have disengaged during remote learning or amid mental health struggles.
Banks revealed the plan Wednesday while outlining the financial costs of lowering newly required class sizes over the next five years.
New York City officials are launching a new effort to curb discrimination against the city’s oldest residents — by educating some of its youngest.
Monday’s announcement represents the Adams administration’s gradual unpeeling of COVID-related rules established under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Lawsuit on behalf of NYC students with disabilities who lost services during the pandemic goes ahead
The case will head back to federal court after an appeals court ruled the case had been incorrectly dismissed.
Students from nearly every demographic group saw higher rates, though some gaps among groups widened.
The proposal could face opposition in a Democratic-controlled legislature.
NYC schools are once again cleared to grade their own students’ Regents exams. Will score manipulation surge?
But some experts worry that teachers will unfairly bump up familiar students’ scores.
The process kept me so busy that I had little opportunity — or incentive — to dwell on the inequities.
Sometimes, I need Google Translate just to have a conversation with my mom.
A veces necesito Google Translate solo para poder conversar con mi mamá.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams vows to launch ‘biggest student mental health program in the country.’ Details are scarce.
Adams promised a telehealth program for all New York City high school students struggling with mental health. But officials offered few details on how it will work.
M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh will leave to work for District 15’s superintendent. Pui-Lam (Jack) Chan, from New Utrecht High School, will take over on Feb. 1 as interim principal.
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them.
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