The New York City Department of Education is banning the use of the video conference software Zoom over the sudden rise of "Zoombombing", the practice of participants unexpectedly appearing in conferences and sending pornography or other offensive material to other attendees.
According to an statement by the New York City Department of Education, remote learning will continue for students and teachers through Spring Recess, which was originally scheduled for April 9 through April 17.
Starting Friday, all New York City residents can get free meals at any of the locations that are handing out food for students.
The mayor said the city has gotten reports of a small number of religious communities are still ignoring the rules banning gatherings and continue to hold group services.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says that schools will be closed starting Monday until at least April 20th but he warned that they could remain closed for the rest of the school year.
Questions are being raised after it was reported that a teacher, 44 students and six staff members from James Madison High School in Sheepshead Bay spent their winter break in one of the so-called “hot zones” of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
A school trip to areas in Italy affected by the coronavirus during the winter break has led to concerns abut protocols to deal with the virus in New York City.
School letters sent home from Florida to California this week sought to assure parents that, in most communities, the risk of exposure to the virus is still low.
An elementary school in Washington Heights is offering on-site washer and dryer for families to use.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is usually performed at the 1,435-seat Shubert Theatre, which is routinely sold out. But thousands of middle and high school students from all five boroughs got to see it for free at Madison Square Garden.
A new analysis conducted by the Independent Budget Office found that NYC public school students born later in the year are more likely to be identified with a learning disability.
A new analysis by the Independent Budget Office is re-examining how when a child starts school and them being identified with a learning disability can be linked.
Protesters mostly made up of parents from District 26 called for New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to be ousted for what they call a failing system of spending.
A group of NYC officials and educators gathered Friday to tackle the nightmare of hate crimes after a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in the city.
A group of public officials visited a Brooklyn high school on Friday to discuss the recent rise in hate crimes in New York City and fighting bigotry.
Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin have charged a high-ranking New York City education official with allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and possessing child pornography.
Parents passionate about their children’s education packed a community education council meeting on Thursday in Jamaica, Queens for School District 28.
A city Department of Education probe of more than two dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools found only a couple that currently provided education meeting state standards in secular subjects.
Activists rallied at City Hall on Monday after a Department of Education report found that only 2 of 28 Yeshiva schools in New York City provide their students with an adequate secular education.
A Brooklyn teacher got the boot from the classroom for telling his first-grade class that Santa Clause isn't real.