Leadership & Management

In October alone, there were nearly 14,500 school bus delays, lasting 41 minutes on average.
As of this fall, the city had planned to open 55,000 3-K seats, but 15,000 seats are currently unfilled.
Hochul has overseen significant developments in education, including boosting funding for schools and signing a bill that aims to limit class sizes in New York City schools.
Both candidates have received big donations from those who influence New York’s education world — helping to paint a clearer picture of who is hoping to have sway over school policy.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
The share of students who were homeless has largely not budged even as public school enrollment has dipped by 9.5% since the pandemic.
Educators have reported myriad challenges at the schools, including a shortage of Spanish-speaking staff.
NYC promised universal air conditioning by 2022. Dozens of educators, students, and parents told Chalkbeat that gaps in coverage remain.
The changes are supposed to be reflective of a system that pushes for improvements and support for all students, officials said.
Training students to work together, especially under pressure, is at the core of how Billy Green teaches.
New York state officials gave districts the green light to release test results in reading and math — but statewide figures won’t be released until later.
The move has prompted mixed reactions from educators and parents.
As Mayor Eric Adams stares down a massive budget shortfall, New York City has no clear plans to sustain its growing 3-K program.
Schools Chancellor David Banks’ comments prompted multiple City Council members to grill officials about the department’s plans on Wednesday.
Even as New York City required students to return to in-person instruction last school year, hundreds of thousands of children missed large stretches of instruction, new figures show.
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.
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.
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
Educators, parents, and students: Does your classroom have air conditioning?
At least 1,000 new students are expected to enroll in district schools, including preschool-aged children.
The state’s Tuition Assistance Program now includes students who previously didn’t qualify because they weren’t taking enough credit hours.
Officials and providers alike describe the expansion as largely successful, but providers have pointed to a few problems to work out for the future.