Under New York’s Open Meetings Law, school board meetings must return in person, with an option for hybrid.
Training students to work together, especially under pressure, is at the core of how Billy Green teaches.
New York state officials gave districts the green light to release test results in reading and math — but statewide figures won’t be released until later.
The move has prompted mixed reactions from educators and parents.
As Mayor Eric Adams stares down a massive budget shortfall, New York City has no clear plans to sustain its growing 3-K program.
Schools Chancellor David Banks’ comments prompted multiple City Council members to grill officials about the department’s plans on Wednesday.
It was the first time since 2005 that no public school run by NYC’s education department received the honor.
New York city public school students shared their stories, concerns and hopes for the Asian American and Pacific Islander curriculum that will be introduced to U.S. history classrooms this fall.
Even as New York City required students to return to in-person instruction last school year, hundreds of thousands of children missed large stretches of instruction, new figures show.
The lack of communication about the new plan has sowed confusion and concern among staff and preschool providers.
Families across the five boroughs are already mounting letter-writing campaigns and petitions for and against schools that use screens for admissions.
Harlem chemistry teacher Billy Green, who faced homelessness in his youth, was named New York state’s teacher of the year. Green often combines science and arts into his lessons.
About 3,000 students at 59 schools — generally rising juniors and seniors — will be selected by employers for apprenticeships paying from $15 to $25 an hour.
My first paycheck inspired me to learn more about money management.

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Beyond the typical joy and nerves among families and educators, there was a more somber reality: a majority of the city’s schools were starting the year with budget cuts.
New York City schools will cap kindergarten to third grade classes at 20 students, grades 4-8 at 23 students, and most high school classes at 25 students.
Mayor Eric Adams and his schools chief David Banks made no secret of their top priority for the new school year: improving how schools teach children how to read.
What’s happening with the budget? How will schools address mental health? What impact will COVID have this year?
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from students, parents, and educators: What are you looking forward to this school year? What are your hopes? Concerns?
Educators, parents, and students: Does your classroom have air conditioning?
I’m Boluwatife, but I called myself Viola until I realized the cost of hiding who I am.
The city social services agency estimates that a thousand children who recently arrived in New York and have gone through the shelter system are about to begin school in two weeks.
Research suggests money matters for schools. But experts aren’t sure how to explain test scores in the country’s highest spending state.
In 1929, Pura Belpré, an Afro-Puerto Rican from the island, became the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.
Recent graduates now in college say focusing on mental health and support from outside groups can be helpful.
At least 1,000 new students are expected to enroll in district schools, including preschool-aged children.
Summer Rising has brought fun camp-like activities, along with academics, to about 110,000 elementary and middle school students.
The state’s Tuition Assistance Program now includes students who previously didn’t qualify because they weren’t taking enough credit hours.
Officials and providers alike describe the expansion as largely successful, but providers have pointed to a few problems to work out for the future.
Doubling the New York Harbor School’s footprint on Governors Island will allow it to offer its maritime and environmental curriculum to more students.
No more on-site testing. At-home kits will continue to be sent home. Masking will mostly be optional. Students can return, masked, on Day 6 after testing positive.
Dozens of advocacy groups are raising the alarm that restorative justice funding is “at risk” — including a planned expansion of restorative justice programs to all middle and high schools.
Michael Pantone, one of this year’s Big Apple Award winners, teaches theater to students with disabilities at a Brooklyn school in District 75.
Eric Adams is making literacy a priority. Chalkbeat convened a panel, including educators and other experts, to find out what it will take to change the system.
City officials have not yet shared what COVID safety measures will be in place next school year or what the city’s testing strategy might be.
High school seniors need more help navigating college admissions and enrollment.
“All this money that is meant for the kids in our public schools are going to private schools,” Chancellor Banks said. “Folks have figured out how to game this system.”
The one-time payments come as inflation has tightened household budgets across the country.
The court’s order brings whiplash to back-to-school planning. Four days prior, a lower court ruled the city needed to redo the education department budget.
Student enrollment has big implications for public schools, and declines can lead to less funding and school closures or mergers.