City launches $6.5 million universal college scholarship program for NYC kindergarteners
This year, 97% of the city’s estimated 67,320 kindergarten students were automatically enrolled into the program, with 3% choosing not to participate.
May 5, 9:01 AM
Families Face "Daunting" High School Admissions Process Once Again
High school admissions for NYC's public schools have changed, leaving parents and students overwhelmed.
Feb 1, 11:42 AM
Some NYC Teachers Worry "Learning Loss" Tests Will Exacerbate The Problem
Some teachers pointed to math assessments with 20-25 problems in small font squeezed onto a single page that elementary schoolers are supposed to complete within three minutes or less.
Jan 21, 2:51 PM
Adams May Relent On Remote Learning With More Than 200K Students Absent During COVID Surge
"We do have to be honest that there's a substantial number of children for whatever reason, parents are not bringing them to school. I have to make sure children are educated.”
Jan 13, 3:11 PM
Worried About Your Holiday Party? NY Health Commish Offers COVID Advice For The Surge
Dr. Mary Bassett, who was once New York City’s health commissioner, is advising everyone to get booster shots if eligible, wear masks indoors and get tested before attending family gatherings.
Dec 18, 2021 11:30 AM
NYC School Administrators Feel Pressure As COVID Outbreaks Grow Among Students and Staff
One principal said hundreds of students were in quarantine and dozens of teachers were absent.
Dec 17, 2021 5:55 PM
As Children Lead NYC COVID Rates, Blind Spots Remain In School Testing Strategy
Parents are also reporting their children are being removed from the city’s opt-in testing program after only a first dose of vaccine.
Dec 7, 2021 4:24 PM
Fourth NYC School Shutters Due To COVID, Hinting At City’s Rules For Closing
A statement published on the school's website marks the first time in the 2020-2021 year that officials have publicly described the specific criteria leading to a shutdown.
Updated: Dec 4, 2021 8:00 AM
NYC Schools Bought Weaker Air Purifiers. Now Underventilated Campuses Are More Prone To COVID Cases
A WNYC/Gothamist investigation discovered that the Department of Education got those devices for a bargain after the supplier lobbied the city.
Nov 18, 2021 11:36 AM
NYC Closes Second Public School This Year Due To COVID-19 Outbreak
At P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein in Queens, total cases nearly tripled over the past week.
Updated: Nov 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Lawmakers Press City For Numbers On Public School Enrollment
Educators say smaller class sizes may be upshot of reduced roster.
Oct 27, 2021 3:48 PM
De Blasio To Ramp Up School Security To Stem Violence At Schools
The city will increase unannounced metal detector screenings.
Oct 25, 2021 8:19 PM
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