Meisha Ross Porter will become the first Black woman to lead the nation’s largest school system.
“We do not want to impose additional trauma on students that have already been traumatized,” the chancellor said.
Tutoring programs could make a big difference in a year like this, some education experts say.
NYC elementary school students can head back to buildings Dec. 7, as de Blasio shifts reopening strategy
In a major shift for the nation’s largest public school system, de Blasio said the city will no longer use a percentage positivity rate to shutter buildings across the five boroughs.
About 100,000 school age children live in households without internet, Stringer estimates.
City touts restorative practices, but acknowledges ‘work to do’ as racial disparities persist.
Facing criticism, Carranza hints that NYC might give students more than one chance to return to classrooms
With fewer students than expected in school buildings, those who remain could get more days of in-person classes.
Meanwhile, device-less students are using cell phones, devices with cracked screens, borrowing what they can from relatives or resorting to paper packets, they said.
Department leaders, principals, teachers, and parents are still scrambling to figure out what schooling during a pandemic will look like.
Calling for a strike ratchets up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to delay the scheduled return to in-person instruction on Sept. 10.
Many school leaders and teachers feel that the mayor has not given them the guidance and resources to make a safe return feasible.
Carranza’s comments came during an hourslong public meeting, during which dozens of New Yorkers pleaded with the city’s education department to delay its plans to reopen school buildings on Sept. 10.
School leaders from District 6, which includes Inwood and Washington Heights, are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza for more time for logistical planning.
Most NYC schools have firmed up their hybrid schedules. But figuring out classroom assignments remains a challenge.
Schools will soon begin letting families know which days their children will attend in person.
Thursday’s announcement addressed just one concern of the unions representing teachers and principals, which have pushed back strongly on the city’s school reopening plans.
A Sept. 10 school opening ignores “dire warnings” from principals, says the head of the principals union.
A quarter of NYC students opt out of school buildings this fall, while 736,000 are set to return — for now
The numbers reflected the vast desire to be back in school buildings, de Blasio said. But families can switch to remote-only learning at any time during the school year.
The education department distributed 321K iPads to NYC students for remote learning. Now principals have to get them back.
City officials say school leaders wanted control over devices. But principals say they are concerned about their budgets.
Shortfalls mean pausing a popular school supplies program and reducing wraparound services.
NYC has two options for distributing coronavirus relief to private schools. It’s suing to avoid both.
City officials say both scenarios are untenable, and New York has joined a multi-state lawsuit arguing these options should be thrown out.
NYC schools can open if local infection rate stays below 5% — but a spike could shut buildings down again, Cuomo says
If the city’s infection rate surges past 9% later in August or after the school year starts, schools will be forced to close.
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