In October alone, there were nearly 14,500 school bus delays, lasting 41 minutes on average.
Cuts to specialized high schools, a boost to homeless students: NYC task force proposes budget changes
The proposals would require either new funding or significant cuts to some campuses, both of which would likely face political hurdles.
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?
NYC sends $12 million to schools serving newcomers. The city’s budget watchdog says they’re owed more.
Many of the students are asylum seekers who have arrived recently from South American countries.
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.
Officials said the proposals will be reviewed by the chancellor and there will be opportunities for feedback by parent councils this winter.
Training students to work together, especially under pressure, is at the core of how Billy Green teaches.
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.
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.
The one-time payments come as inflation has tightened household budgets across the country.
The eight-member expansion of the city’s education panel, which was passed under the original bill, will be delayed by five months.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Many organizations will face tough decisions about laying off staff and cutting back services that have been a cornerstone of the city’s much-lauded Community Schools program.
NYC education officials plan to expand transfer high schools to serve those students, using a Bronx school as one model.
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.
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.
One of the largest pushes this year went toward expanding free child care. The city’s public schools will receive just over $12 billion in state funding.
The investment will be spread over four years and could help to stabilize an industry shaken by COVID.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
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