Education

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor Cuomo during a coronavirus update on April 1st.
New York State budget deal may cause NYC, other districts to tighten their belts
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Monday, March 16.
With the help of Apple, T-Mobile, Charter and more, city schools are going virtual, but some say the transition is too little, too late.
Shelley Mayer, chair of the state Senate Committee on Education
Lawmakers are aiming to block some of the governor’s education proposals as talks get underway to pass a budget by the end of the week.
State Budget Director Robert Mujica
State Budget Director Robert Mujica explains big plans to change state education spending.
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