The lack of communication about the new plan has sowed confusion and concern among staff and preschool providers.
Families across the five boroughs are already mounting letter-writing campaigns and petitions for and against schools that use screens for admissions.
Harlem chemistry teacher Billy Green, who faced homelessness in his youth, was named New York state’s teacher of the year. Green often combines science and arts into his lessons.
About 3,000 students at 59 schools — generally rising juniors and seniors — will be selected by employers for apprenticeships paying from $15 to $25 an hour.
My first paycheck inspired me to learn more about money management.
Beyond the typical joy and nerves among families and educators, there was a more somber reality: a majority of the city’s schools were starting the year with budget cuts.
New York City schools will cap kindergarten to third grade classes at 20 students, grades 4-8 at 23 students, and most high school classes at 25 students.
Mayor Eric Adams and his schools chief David Banks made no secret of their top priority for the new school year: improving how schools teach children how to read.
What’s happening with the budget? How will schools address mental health? What impact will COVID have this year?
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from students, parents, and educators: What are you looking forward to this school year? What are your hopes? Concerns?
Educators, parents, and students: Does your classroom have air conditioning?
I’m Boluwatife, but I called myself Viola until I realized the cost of hiding who I am.
The city social services agency estimates that a thousand children who recently arrived in New York and have gone through the shelter system are about to begin school in two weeks.
Research suggests money matters for schools. But experts aren’t sure how to explain test scores in the country’s highest spending state.
In 1929, Pura Belpré, an Afro-Puerto Rican from the island, became the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.
Recent graduates now in college say focusing on mental health and support from outside groups can be helpful.

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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.
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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.
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.
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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.