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 […]

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 […]

Chancellor Banks Outlines Vision for Transforming and Building Trust in NYC Public Schools

Chancellor Banks Outlines Vision for Transforming and Building Trust in NYC Public Schools

Photo Credit: Department of Education NEW YORK – Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today will deliver remarks on his vision for New York City public schools and the Department of Education’s priorities. At the center of Chancellor Banks’ vision are his four pillars, which include reimagining the student experience; scaling, sustaining and restoring what works; […]

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, […]

NYC Announces 2022-23 Admissions Policies for Middle and High Schools

De Blasio reverses plan to eliminate high school geographic priorities and zones, after families expressed concerns about potentially long commutes.

NYC Announces 2022-23 Admissions Policies for Middle and High Schools

View of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, located near the Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York. (Shutterstock) By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat, THE CITY New York City officials unveiled long-awaited details on how middle and high schools will accept students for the coming year: […]

For-Profit Charter Schools Using Our Children for Profit

For-Profit Charter Schools Using Our Children for Profit

By Jeff Bryant, LA Progressive Charter School Industry Lobbying Firm Rushes to Defend Schools That Think of Children as a Business The top lobbying group for the charter school industry is rushing to preserve millions in funds from the federal government that flow to charter operators that have turned their K-12 schools into profit-making enterprises, […]