Masks are requested, but not mandated, in New York City schools as COVID cases surge again
“We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities: wear a mask," a letter from the schools chancellor and health commissioner read.
May 17, 2:44 PM
Queens school superintendent will be considered for ongoing role after public outcry
Now the city will consider all incumbent superintendents in the finalist pool of candidates.
May 16, 6:13 PM
NYC will screen public school students for dyslexia for first time
The city will train teachers at 80 elementary schools and 80 middle schools to screen students for reading challenges.
May 12, 8:24 AM
With supply chain woes and burnt-out staff, NYC schools struggle to spend $7 billion in federal funds
“We don’t intend to leave funds unspent,” Schools Chancellor David Banks said on Tuesday.
May 12, 7:01 AM
Unvaccinated NYC public school students can attend prom
Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks lifted the vaccine requirement this week.
May 10, 7:25 AM
NYC to expand gifted and talented program for kindergarten and 3rd grade students
"This is a big, long-sought win for parents, families, and students across our city, especially in underserved districts,” Mayor Adams said. "We're giving every child in every zip code the chance that's been denied too often."
Apr 14, 9:29 AM
Lawmakers postpone decision on mayoral control of NYC schools
In New York, the legislature has extended mayoral control for various increments of time, and the issue is often subject to bitter negotiations and horse trading.
Apr 6, 4:36 PM
NYC Schools Chancellor says students need more phonics in order to read
With children falling behind on reading skills, Schools Chancellor David Banks wants to change the curriculum.
Mar 25, 1:14 PM
NYC continues Summer Rising enrichment program, adding more seats and hours
The program will serve 110,000 children and run from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
Mar 11, 12:19 PM
No changes this year for NYC high school admissions process after all, chancellor says
The deadline to apply to high school remains Friday, March 11.
Mar 9, 4:59 PM
Schools Chancellor David Banks outlines vision for NYC schools
The teleprompter malfunctioned, giving Banks another opportunity to blast the Department of Education's "bureaucracy."
Mar 2, 4:24 PM
Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks Promises "Change Is Coming"
Banks criticized that many Black and brown students don't reach proficiency in spite of the Department of Education's $38 billion budget.
Dec 9, 2021 4:21 PM
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