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I was a Stuyvesant high school senior on 9/11. It changed me forever.

The people who suffer the most in disasters big and small are often those with the least agency: children.

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This NYC counselor is helping students work through COVID-era trauma 

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Will expanded child tax credits reach NYC families who need it most?

These 72 NYC schools will hire more teachers to lower class sizes

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A Bronx principal turned congressman unveils Green New Deal for nation’s schools

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NYC’s budget deal pilots smaller class sizes, dedicates millions to COVID learning loss

NYC to pay for summer school taxis for homeless students and those with disabilities after facing criticism from advocates

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Immigrant students will need more support next school year. Improved translation services are high on the wishlist.

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‘How do we rebuild a sense of community?’ A Brooklyn school seeks to find joy and connection after a devastating year

As COVID-19 infection rates plummet, P.S. 89 is grappling with how to fully reopen schools while addressing students’ emotional wounds and learning gaps.

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Summer school bus service expands for homeless students and those with disabilities — but don’t count on a bus ride home

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Budget cuts ahead for some of NYC’s community schools, while most get a boost

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COVID rates are down, but some Bronx parents are not ready for in-person learning

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‘It was a roller coaster’: A job running a Brooklyn after-school program transformed into triage during the pandemic

Schools like P.S. 89 serve as safety nets for families by forging bonds with community organizations. But those needs took on a new urgency during COVID.

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NYC public school families: Up to $1,320 per child is coming your way in food benefits through federal COVID relief

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It’s been two years since some English learners sat for language exams. Schools will get a new chance to test their skills.

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Summer school busing gap could exclude homeless students and children with disabilities, advocates fear

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NYC students in foster care need dedicated office and guaranteed busing, advocates say

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1 in 10 NYC public school students is homeless. I was one of them.

I kept it from my teachers and friends — doing my schoolwork in the library and imagining a brighter future.

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Big changes to this year’s middle school admissions process yielded modest demographic shifts

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Persistence is key: NYC families of students with disabilities share stories of their pandemic year

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NYC is making summer school available to all students. After a grueling year, will enough teachers sign up?

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My family immigrated to NYC for a better life. For a long time, it felt worse. 

In America, our poverty was isolating. Here’s how I finally found relief and connection at school.

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Addressing mental health: NYC to screen students at all schools, add 500 social workers

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With $600 million yearly boost, all NYC schools will get their full funding under city formula for the first time

NYC students set to ‘age out’ of school may stay an extra year

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Learning pods are now helping vulnerable students. Will the trend survive the pandemic?

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COVID hit this Brooklyn high school hard. Paying students to tutor their peers is helping them get through it.

Canarsie’s Brooklyn X High School found that employing students as tutors has paid off in more ways than one.

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NYC to pay $500 to nearly 1,000 parents to address mental health needs at their schools

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Mayor, City Council dial up anger over NYPD phone seizures

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NYC gave thousands of students iPads. For English learners, those devices have not been up to the task.

We’re watching our students struggle with technology not designed to help them learn.

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NYC schools could get $4.5 billion in federal aid. The big question is how to spend it.

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I’m a school psychologist trained for tense situations. Too often, schools call the police instead of letting me do my job. 

A second grader showed signs of her disability. Officers swooped in.