Two Years of Mayoral School Control for Eric Adams — With New Strings Attached

State lawmakers strike a deal to give NYC’s mayor just half the four years he sought — and it’s tied to new checks on his power, as well as downsized classes.

Two Years of Mayoral School Control for Eric Adams — With New Strings Attached

By Reema Amin, Chalkbeat and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Mayor Eric Adams will continue to retain control of New York City schools under a deal struck by state lawmakers Monday. But the first-term mayor will have to be back in Albany sooner than he had hoped to get his authority over schools renewed, and will […]

Chancellor Banks Announces Updates on the Future of Enrollment and Admissions in NYC Schools

Chancellor Banks Announces Updates on the Future of Enrollment and Admissions in NYC Schools

NEW YORK – Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today announced his vision for the future of enrollment and admissions in New York City public schools. For decades, the Department of Education (DOE)’s enrollment and admissions policies have caused uncertainty, confusion and anxiety among families across the City. Chancellor Banks is committed to reimagining these processes […]

Some NYC Schools Struggling to Spend Federal Relief Funds

Some NYC Schools Struggling to Spend Federal Relief Funds

By Reema Amin, Chalkbeat, THE CITY The promise of more than $7 billion in federal COVID relief funding for New York City schools inspired some families and educators to imagine big changes in this year’s classrooms. And while hundreds of millions of dollars have been distributed directly to schools to create extra tutoring, professional development, […]

Chancellor Porter Marks Last Day of School With Messages of Optimism and Recovery

Chancellor Porter Marks Last Day of School With Messages of Optimism and Recovery

NEW YORK – Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter celebrated the culmination of the 2020-2021 school year with students, educators, families and staff during school visits and ceremonies in all five boroughs this week. As COVID-19 cases drop to their lowest levels in over a year and vaccination rates continue to rise, the Chancellor shared messages of optimism and […]

NYC Middle School Students Set to Head Back to Buildings in Late February

NYC Middle School Students Set to Head Back to Buildings in Late February

By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat and Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat, THE CITY New York City’s middle school students will return to their campuses on Feb. 25, education department officials told principals on Monday. Middle school teachers will return the day before to ready their classrooms, and they will be prioritized to receive coronavirus vaccinations during the mid-winter […]

12,000 More White Children Return to N.Y.C. Schools Than Black Children

12,000 More White Children Return to N.Y.C. Schools Than Black Children

Students attend first day of in-person learning at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy. – New York, NY – September 09, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Eliza Shapiro, NY Times Mayor Bill de Blasio’s monthslong effort to reopen New York City classrooms was complicated by major logistical challenges, staunch political […]