Problems in the city’s early childhood divisions run deep and could threaten the quality of free preschool, according to current and former staff members.
New York has paid companies millions of dollars to help children with disabilities in religious schools. But the services are not always needed or even provided.
The number of students in temporary housing rose by about 3 percent, a daunting figure that does not include the thousands of migrant children who have recently entered city schools.
After a pandemic moratorium, city leaders are letting school superintendents decide whether to bring back some admissions requirements that critics say feed racial disparities.
Issued amid a lawsuit brought by a parent who left the community, the determination could pose a significant challenge to Hasidic Jewish schools.
The first standardized test results that capture how most city schoolchildren did during the pandemic offered a mixed picture.
Mayor Eric Adams is reassessing how New York City’s so-called 3-K for All program, a top priority of his predecessor, fits into his administration’s strategy.
The State Board of Regents on Tuesday enacted regulations aimed at holding New York private schools to minimum academic standards.
די חסידישע מוסדות אין ניו יארק האבן גענאסן פון 1 ביליאן דאלאר אין רעגירונגס געלטער דורכאויס די לעצטע פיר יאר אבער מוזן קיינעם נישט אפגעבן קיין דין וחשבון וואס מען לערנט ביי זיי
New York’s Hasidic Jewish religious schools have benefited from $1 billion in government funding in the last four years but are unaccountable to outside oversight.
“We need to show them: We’re back,” said the head of the principals’ union as children return to school Thursday with Covid restrictions largely ended.
Just last year, President Biden himself cast doubt on whether he had the authority to cancel student loan debt on such a broad basis.
The city Education Department has ended most Covid restrictions for students, although teachers still have to be vaccinated.
At a moment when education technology firms are stockpiling sensitive information on millions of school children, safeguards for student data have broken down.
Parents sued the city over plans to cut money to schools that have lost students, even as the mayor and City Council try to make a deal to restore funds.
New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.
Young violists and sax players in Brooklyn get reacquainted with their instruments, and with one another: “You have to play in harmony.”
In an attempt to democratize schools, the city is focusing less on grades, attendance and test scores. Instead, it relies heavily on a lottery.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Eric Adams says he’s following the science in his decision to rescind mask mandates for very young children.
Eric Adams has promoted nutrition like no predecessor besides Michael Bloomberg. Some food activists see the prospect of real change, but others want more details and diligence.
The lifting of the mandate in the nation’s largest school district was met with a mixture of anxiety and celebration.
David Banks vowed in his first major policy address since becoming chancellor to break up bureaucracy, improve literacy and emphasize wellness in schools.
The outage in a platform used by teachers and students has caused another disruption for a system that has had its share amid the pandemic.
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.
Artwork intended to reflect on social justice and racial equity has exposed long-simmering tensions in a Brooklyn public school.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says 46,000 unvaccinated city workers must get a coronavirus shot by November or lose their paychecks.
Unions are hurting their members and the rest of us by fighting vaccine mandates.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has insisted that all students will return to classrooms full-time, despite the Delta variant.
The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools.
Masks will still be required, and schools will follow social-distancing guidelines, but vaccinations are not yet mandatory.
As the city reopens, parents, teachers and students remain stuck in a hybrid-learning holding pattern.
Haven’t kids lost enough this year?
Ultra-Orthodox schools must provide a proper education, but politicians aren’t holding them accountable.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is easing the two-case rule about positive virus cases that had been forcing many schools to temporarily shut this year.
Long waits and less funding for subsidized child care have stranded parents and threaten to close day care centers.
Students who signed up for in-person learning can go back later this month, and all students can resume sports.
Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.
The city said it would be “impossible” to quickly install Wi-Fi in shelters for remote learning. Some shelter operators have proven them wrong.
In New York City and elsewhere, classes will be held online no matter how bad storms are this year in a shift that makes some parents wistful.
Elementary schools have reopened, with mandatory weekly testing, but many parents decided not to send their children back.
As New York City schools reopen, many families of color are choosing to keep students home. That disparity is raising alarms, given the shortcomings of remote learning.
Middle and high schools will remain closed for now, said Mayor de Blasio, who signaled changes in managing the system during the pandemic.
He says that he has celebrated educators more than any mayor in the last 20 years, but Bill de Blasio has taken heat from all sides about school policy during the pandemic.
The mayor may wait until community spread of the virus stabilizes at a lower rate before reopening the buildings.
Only one in four students have returned to classrooms. The remainder have two weeks left to decide if they’ll go back, too.
Only about a quarter of public school students have shown up for in-person instruction, reflecting a range of concerns among parents.