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Students and teachers shared a mix of excitement and trepidation as they return to school with relaxed pandemic guidelines.

The programs aim to resolve conflict while avoiding student suspensions and arrests.

A state comptroller audit finds the vast majority of city schools lacking sufficient school counselors and social workers.

The long, drawn out saga of the Adams administration’s cuts to school budgets has had many twists and turns over the past couple months.

The education department said the company that sold the air purifiers to the city – Delos Living – has an exclusive contract to distribute the costly filters. The high price tag comes as schools face hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to spending by the Adams administration.

In a temporary victory for Mayor Eric Adams, an appellate judge blocked a lower court’s decision last week, allowing his administration to implement hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to school budgets based on declining enrollment in New York City schools.

A state Supreme Court ruling on Friday nullified the city’s education budget, and the Adams administration has filed a notice of appeal, further delaying clarity on school funding.

The decision is in response to a lawsuit filed by parents and teachers hoping to roll back an estimated $370 million in cuts to public school budgets for the coming school year. The case will move to a hearing scheduled for August 4th.

Sources close to the negotiations say the deal has stalled due to a demand from the mayor's office that the council agree to future cuts to school budgets.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams says he is in discussions with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams over more than $200 million in cuts to school budgets, but no agreement has been reached so far.