Education

Policy

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

Policy

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

Policy

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

Policy

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.

Education

Policy

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

Policy

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

Policy

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

Politics

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

Opinion

CUNY investment can spark equitable economic recovery

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

Education

Policy

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.

Education

Policy

New ideas on how to slow teacher turnover

Focusing on students’ social and emotional issues may help retain teachers in low-income communities.

Education

Policy

How Cuomo repurposed pandemic aid meant for schools

Without federal support for state and local governments, the governor dipped into funds meant for education.

Richard Carranza

Politics

Carranza leaves behind a lofty aim, unachieved

The New York City schools chancellor made integration his top priority and main talking point. He’s stepping down with little to show for it.

Coronavirus

Policy

The kids are not alright

Getting them back into the classroom will help, but they’ll need more mental health support when they return.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Shelley Mayer: Show me the education money

The state Senate education chair says new federal money should supplement, not replace, state funding.

Education

Policy

How COVID-19 is inspiring new visions for higher education

Advocates say bold plans could help New York recover from the pandemic while addressing inequities.

Education

Policy

What to know about New York City’s school admissions changes

They’re the most significant shift to desegregate schools since de Blasio took office.

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