David Banks

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.
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.
The vote is unlikely to have an immediate impact on school budgets, but delays in approving a formula could hamper principals’ ability to plan and hire staff.
Questions remain about how the city will spend the remainder of billions in federal COVID stimulus funding on New York City’s school system.
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.
The state’s English exams kick off Tuesday for grades 3-8. NYC schools Chancellor David Banks believes that too much test prep has led students to disengage and even drop out.
The school will combine JROTC and cybersecurity to ready students for cybersecurity careers as the sector sees a worker shortage.
David Banks noted that the process at some of the city’s coveted “screened” schools is a lottery this year, which has resulted in backlash from parents of students with high grades.
If the new school comes to fruition, it would be the second public school in NYC to focus specifically on students with dyslexia. A charter opened with that mission in 2019.
The chancellor’s comments come just a day after the mayor said creating a remote option likely wasn’t possible this year.
In a Q&A with Chalkbeat, David Banks talks about remote learning, reading instruction, school segregation, and more.
The new chancellor promised that NYC families will be seen, heard and respected.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams and incoming Chancellor David Banks argued the education department’s $38 billion budget is not producing the results it should.
Here are five things you should know about David Banks that may inform what kind of schools chief he will be.
The Eagle Academy founder is considered to be at the top of New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ list for schools chancellor or another key role in the new administration.
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