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There might be more attention on this year’s state tests, following the spotlight on last year’s dip in national test scores.
The vote by the city’s 23-member board — largely comprised by mayoral appointees — is not the final step for the agency’s budget.
In one significant change, students who are already attending one of the city’s hundreds of DYCD-run after-school programs will also receive priority for Summer Rising.
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 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 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 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.
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.
NYC’s largest charter networks enrolled fewer students this year, complicating push to open new schools
Success Academy, Uncommon Schools, KIPP, and Achievement First all shrank. Still, Gov. Kathy Hochul has pushed to raise the NYC charter cap.
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.
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.
Banks revealed the plan Wednesday while outlining the financial costs of lowering newly required class sizes over the next five years.
Monday’s announcement represents the Adams administration’s gradual unpeeling of COVID-related rules established under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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.
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.
Student members on the city’s school board say they aren’t taken seriously because they have no power.
Tensions high at a sought-after Brooklyn middle school as teachers lose confidence in their principal
After a vote of no confidence in M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh, more than 40 teachers signed a grievance alleging a pattern of harassment of union members, the largest such grievance in union history, officials said.
New York City’s education department pulled three proposals to co-locate Success Academy elementary schools in shared campuses after locals mounted campaigns to fight the plans.
Addressing student mental health is a growing concern, as many students experienced trauma during the pandemic. Banks hasn’t yet unveiled a detailed plan for tackling the issue.
State lawmakers required the panel to grow from 15 to 23 members, in hopes of bringing more parent voices to the body.
Data obtained by Chalkbeat suggests that the temporary policy change — first canceling the English Regents and then not requiring a passing score to graduate — made it easier for English language learners to earn their diplomas.
David Banks vowed to ‘raise the issue’ with the health department.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals showed a deeper commitment to addressing how the pandemic impacted students both academically and mentally.
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