Class Sizes Set to Shrink in New York City Schools, but at What Cost?

A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.

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Lucy Calkins Retreats on Phonics in Fight Over Reading Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, a leading literacy expert, has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading. Critics may not be appeased.

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What’s the Best Way to Find a Gifted 4-Year-Old?

New York City has abandoned its test to screen for gifted and talented children. Now the responsibility of choosing students falls squarely on teacher recommendations.

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New York City to Expand Gifted and Talented Program but Scrap Test

The mayor unveiled a plan to add seats in the highly selective program for both kindergartners and third graders and to permanently replace an admissions test with universal screening.

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Schools Chancellor Pledges to End New York City’s ‘Betrayal’ of Students

David Banks vowed in his first major policy address since becoming chancellor to break up bureaucracy, improve literacy and emphasize wellness in schools.

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Eric Adams’s First Big Task as Mayor: Reopening Schools in the New Year

New York City’s school system experienced by far the most chaotic and disrupted days of the fall semester this week, as virus cases rose across the city.

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The Rise of Eric Adams and Black New York

Eric Adams winning coalition shows how the city’s power structure has changed. 

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The No. 1 Skill Eric Adams Is Looking For (It’s Not on a Résumé)

The mayor-elect of New York City wants his top officials to be emotionally intelligent, characterizing it as his “No. 1 criteria.”

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New N.Y.C. Schools Chancellor Vows to Tackle Education Bureaucracy

Mayor-elect Eric Adams introduced David Banks, his first cabinet-level appointment, with stern warnings about the state of the nation’s largest school system.

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David Banks Is the Next N.Y.C. Schools Chancellor

Mr. Banks, who founded the Eagle Academy, a network of public schools for boys, is the first commissioner named to Mayor-elect Eric Adams’s administration.

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