Nonprofit that saved NJ environmental school poised to take over — with $1M in funding
Lawmakers approved a bill last Wednesday to hand management of the School of Conservation to a nonprofit run by the school’s longtime supporters.
Jul 4, 10:01 AM
New superintendent picked to lead Bronx District faced sexual harassment charges in former role
The 2021 "superintendent of the year" recipient is among 45 picks by Chancellor David Banks to lead New York City school districts.
Jun 28, 5:41 PM
At hearing, Council members decry funding cuts to public schools, demanding city restore $215 million
Members of the City Council say they didn’t expect the cuts included in the budget they passed this month to be as damaging to schools as some principals have reported.
Jun 24, 5:10 PM
NJ schools chief rejects district’s petition to send students to different high school over racial disparities
Absecon Schools petitioned the Department of Education to let them sever their send/receive relationship with Pleasantville.
Jun 21, 6:02 PM
New state bills would extend mayoral control — with changes to class size, governance
Mayor Adams says he doesn't like the deal, which would involve more parents in the Panel for Education Policy and eventually trim lower-grade classrooms to 20 students.
May 31, 8:35 PM
Queens parents "furious" over popular superintendent being ousted
Thousands signed a petition supporting district superintendent Philip Composto, and hundreds attended a virtual rally on Thursday.
May 14, 12:11 PM
NJ nonprofit coalition ramps up pressure in school segregation suit
Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy is weighing whether to find the state liable for the racial composition of its schools, but it’s unclear when he will issue his decision.
Mar 31, 8:00 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
Pressure to end school mask mandate for youngest students an ‘unstoppable tidal wave’
The city's teachers' union also agreed with the decision to lift the mask mandate for children ages 2-4 in 3K, pre-K, and day care settings.
Mar 22, 6:18 PM
Vaccination rates vary for students attending NYC's public schools
Some schools have three-quarters or more of their students vaccinated. Others are far behind.
Mar 9, 5:00 PM
NJ nonprofits ask judge to find state liable for its segregated schools
Lawyers for education equity advocates and the Murphy administration argued in court Thursday.
Mar 4, 8:00 AM
Court weighs potentially landmark NJ school segregation case
A coalition of nonprofits wants the state to take steps to desegregate school districts.
Mar 3, 12:00 PM
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