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.
“It is unconscionable that the city has yet to fully close the gaps for immigrants with disabilities,” one advocate said.
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.
Details are so far scarce on what “SYEP Pride” will look like, or what will define a safe and affirming workplace, but officials are hoping to reach “a few hundred” youth.
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.
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.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals showed a deeper commitment to addressing how the pandemic impacted students both academically and mentally.
Policymakers and advocates are offering some clues for what new requirements should look like, including alternatives to the Regents exams, removing the exams as a requirement, or even creating another type of exit exam.
This final phase-in of Foundation Aid money “happens to occur in a year with the highest inflation rate since the formula began,” state education department officials said.
Rikers fails to make the grade: Lockdowns and other restrictions stifle attendance at its East River Academy
Only about 46% of the roughly 200 students enrolled in East River were attending daily as of November, officials said.
The $10 million initiative aims to help the influx of asylum-seeking families from South America who have come to New York City over the past several months. Previously, undocumented familes were not eligible for subsized child care.
New York’s Board of Regents requested $1 million to hire researchers and get feedback from the public on how they should change Foundation Aid for the 2024-2025 school year.
For New York City’s nearly 30,000 students in shelters, getting to school is often a problem. Advocates are calling for an inter-agency task force focused on reducing chronic absenteeism among homeless kids.
Half of NYC students are behind in reading. More than 800 CUNY tutors are trying to get them on track.
CUNY launched a high-dosage tutoring program that pairs hundreds of aspiring educators with first and second graders who are struggling to read.
At VOICE, the new arrivals profoundly reshaped the school almost overnight.
In October alone, there were nearly 14,500 school bus delays, lasting 41 minutes on average.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
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.
The scores are the first measure of how students across the five boroughs have fared in reading and math since the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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