Education

State Sen. John Liu, chairman of the state Senate New York City Education Committee.
Committee chairs from the state Senate and NY City Council object.
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The Richard R. Green Middle School in the Bronx.
Lack of resources and too many home distractions contributed to the record number of students falling behind.
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With pools closed and summer camps and beaches likely to close, what will New York kids do this summer?
Without pools and summer camps, there’s no clear plan for the city’s youth after school ends.
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The coronavirus has changed schooling in New York into something unrecognizable.
If New York schools do reopen this fall, it’s likely that remote learning will still play a major role.
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After New York schools closed due to COVID-19 the United Federation of Teachers had just a week to negotiate fair working conditions for its members who would now be working from home.
Unions want to make sure teachers’ extra time and effort isn’t forgotten.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS1 on April 7, 2020.
School funding is completely up in the air. But key decisions will be made in the next few weeks.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state would keep schools closed for the rest of the academic year.
Cuomo finally gets behind de Blasio’s plan to keep schools shuttered.
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COVID-19 has placed the future of public school funding solely in the hands of the governor.
Deep cuts to schools could happen unless billions in new federal stimulus funding comes through.
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Governor Cuomo during a coronavirus update on April 1st.
New York State budget deal may cause NYC, other districts to tighten their belts
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Governor Cuomo at a charter school rally in 2014.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to back charters, but he’s unlikely to flex his influence in the state Legislature.
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