Do the Math: As the Budget Ax Falls, NYC Schools Face Major New Costs

Do the Math: As the Budget Ax Falls, NYC Schools Face Major New Costs

By George Sweeting | November 21, 2023 | Center for New York City Affairs Immediate budget cuts; impending higher costs: New York City’s public schools face a seemingly inexorable financial squeeze. Last week, Mayor Eric Adams released a first-quarter modification to the current (Fiscal Year 2024) budget, as required by the City Charter. It included […]

‘We can do better’: NYC Schools Chief Acknowledges Flawed Communication in Response to Flooding

‘We can do better’: NYC Schools Chief Acknowledges Flawed Communication in Response to Flooding

Editorial credit: quiggyt4 / Shutterstock.com By Alex Zimmerman | October 3, 2023 New York City botched its communication to schools in response to last week’s record rainfall, Chancellor David Banks acknowledged on Tuesday. He vowed to conduct a review of what went wrong. Hours after the school day began last Friday, Mayor Eric Adams and […]

Eric Adams Ordered NYC Schools to Shelter in Place Due to Flooding. No One Told Principals.

Eric Adams Ordered NYC Schools to Shelter in Place Due to Flooding. No One Told Principals.

School buses. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Michael Elsen-Rooney, Amy Zimmer, Alex Zimmerman, and Chalkbeat | October 2, 2023 The first time many school administrators heard about a shelter-in-place directive was when a top Education Department official emailed at 1:56 p.m.to tell them it “has been lifted.” As flood waters rose Friday in many parts of […]

NYC’s High School Admissions Process Opens Oct. 3. Here’s What Families Should Know.

NYC’s High School Admissions Process Opens Oct. 3. Here’s What Families Should Know.

By Julian Shen-Berro and Chalkbeat | September 29, 2023 The complex and controversial process can be daunting, here’s some information that can help. The new school year has barely begun, and already New York City’s notoriously complex (and often controversial) high school admissions process kicks off next week, lasting through early December. The process can […]

NYC’s High School Admissions Process Opens Oct. 3. Here’s What Families Should Know.

NYC’s High School Admissions Process Opens Oct. 3. Here’s What Families Should Know.

Editorial credit: Dariusz Gryczka / Shutterstock.com By Julian Shen-Berro, Chalkbeat | September 29, 2023   The new school year has barely begun, and already New York City’s notoriously complex (and often controversial) high school admissions process kicks off next week, lasting through early December. The process can be daunting for the tens of thousands of […]

Transcript: Mayor Adams Delivers Introductory Remarks at DOE Chancellor Banks’ State of Our Schools Address

Transcript: Mayor Adams Delivers Introductory Remarks at DOE Chancellor Banks’ State of Our Schools Address

Principal Grecian Harrison: Good morning. Well, I’ll try that one more time: good morning! That sounds better. I feed off of energy. So, I want to say welcome to the Historic Boys & Girls High School Campus in the heart of Bedford‑Stuyvesant Brooklyn. It is indeed a pleasure to have each and every one of you […]

Marijuana Use Spills Into NYC Classrooms as Educators Grapple With New Cannabis Landscape

Marijuana Use Spills Into NYC Classrooms as Educators Grapple With New Cannabis Landscape

By Michael Elsen-Rooney, Chalkbeat, THE CITY The Manhattan 16-year-old started smoking weed to get over a bad breakup, initially keeping the habit outside school hours. Soon, though, he was using marijuana to address other mental health issues, like depression that suppressed his appetite and anxiety that made it difficult to go to class. He began […]

‘There’s Only So Far I Can Take Them’ – Why Teachers Give Up on Struggling Students Who Don’t Do Their Homework

‘There’s Only So Far I Can Take Them’ – Why Teachers Give Up on Struggling Students Who Don’t Do Their Homework

By Jessica Calarco and Ilana Horn, The Conversation Whenever “Gina,” a fifth grader at a suburban public school on the East Coast, did her math homework, she never had to worry about whether she could get help from her mom. “I help her a lot with homework,” Gina’s mother, a married, mid-level manager for a […]

Adams Administration Announces ‘Project Open Arms,’ Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

‘Project Open Arms’ Will Provide Wraparound Services for New Students Entering School System, Including Academic, Social-Emotional, and Language-Access Supports Plan Includes Targeted Resources for Asylum-Seeking Families Currently Living in and out of City’s Shelter System

Adams Administration Announces ‘Project Open Arms,’ Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

New York, NY – August 11, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams delivers remarks during joint announcement with Paley CEO Maureen Reidy at The Paley Center for Media. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro, and […]

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

By Manuel Holguin By March 25, 2020, a few months after the first reported case of COVID-19 in the US, all public schools were closed indefinitely. “It became immediately apparent that the pandemic would have a huge impact on students and specifically students of color and students from low-income communities,” said Allison Socol, Ph.D., during […]

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