Education

Education

NYC Mayor Eric Adams insists all is well with the UFT amid schools battle

Adams made the declaration days after members of the union filed a lawsuit seeking remote schooling as COVID-19 cases surge.

Politics

After Malatras’ ouster, who will be the next chancellor of SUNY?

A new leader will need to respond to calls for transformative change at the public university system – including making it free.

Politics

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announces resignation

His connections to ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo have led to calls for his ouster in recent days.

Education

Can David Banks lead NYC schools out of the pandemic?

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams is set to announce David Banks as his pick for Schools Chancellor on Thursday.

Labor

Tension builds within the UFT over reducing class sizes

A new coalition within the union dubbed United for Change won a vote to force a referendum on the issue, signaling a growing divide.

Education

New York’s schools are getting an influx of funding. Parents want to make sure it’s spent responsibly.

Some parents say conversations about long-term planning have been derailed by short-term needs like how to safely get kids back in classrooms during a pandemic.

Education

Get vaccinated or go home, NYC tells school employees

Several teachers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, but Mayor Bill de Blasio says the mandate is working.

Education

NYC schools and health officials push in-person learning, despite calls for remote option

Here are the key points for why kids are still returning to class, despite concerns members of the New York City Council had during an education committee hearing Wednesday.

Education

NYC is moving almost 5000 school safety agents out of the NYPD. Will that help calm fears about policing in schools?

The city is working on completing the transition by June 2022, leaving the school safety agents under the oversight of the Department of Education.

Education

NYC schools gear up to handle students’ mental health needs

The city has hired more than 500 social workers and trained parents and staffers to support students after more than a year of remote learning.

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Education

How students will rely on the vaccinated to stay safe

Most kids aren’t eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, which leaves their protection up to those around them.

Education

New York City Council considering legislation to lower class sizes

Supporters say the measure would boost the quality of education for students and help mitigate the effects of future health crises.

Education

Could the delta variant complicate the coming NYC school year?

Less than 1% of summer classrooms have been impacted by positive cases. Health experts disagree on how schools should handle quarantines.

Education

Can NYC’s summer school program help make up for a pandemic year?

High demand and a rushed rollout have left some teachers and organizations feeling unprepared for an influx of kids to summer programming.

Education

CUNY investment can spark equitable economic recovery

Mayoral candidates need a plan to help students from low-income families go to college.

Education

Legislators want to fully fund school aid

The upcoming state budget gives state liberals a chance to win a yearslong fiscal fight with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.