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.
Mayor Eric Adams wants to give summer jobs to all youth who want one. But undocumented youth can’t participate in the program.
David Banks noted that the process at some of the city’s coveted “screened” schools is a lottery this year, which has resulted in backlash from parents of students with high grades.
The mayor wants to identify a paid internship “for every young person who wants one” for this summer.
If the new school comes to fruition, it would be the second public school in NYC to focus specifically on students with dyslexia. A charter opened with that mission in 2019.
Schools are grappling with how to respond as the area’s tight-knit community of Muslims from Gambia and other West African countries is reeling.
The lawsuit alleges that top state and city officials knew the scope of the digital divide as the pandemic progressed, but failed to properly address it.
State lawmakers will likely meet the Board of Regents’ budget demands on behalf of school districts for next year.
Even as advocates said the centralized process is a step in the right direction, the burden is still on families to request that the documents be translated.
In a year when the pandemic disrupted school and placed extraordinary challenges on families across the city, homeless students faced even more hardships.
The medically necessary instruction program only guarantees five hours a week of instruction for elementary school students and 10 hours a week for middle and high schoolers.
The people who suffer the most in disasters big and small are often those with the least agency: children.
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