NYC schools prepare to reopen with new COVID safety guidelines

2 million at-home test kits provided by the state will be used to increase testing following the break, while students whose classmates test positive can keep coming to school as long as their at-home tests are negative and they don’t have symptoms.

Will NYC schools go remote again?

New CDC guidelines say unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 can ‘test and stay.' United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew says he doesn't like the new policy. It's "not helpful," he says.

Black studies curriculum in NYC schools

The New York City Department of Education is also overhauling its teaching of black history in city public schools for students K-12 in all 5 boroughs.

NYC vaccine mandate for school staff survives court challenge

A federal judge rejected a request to temporarily block New York City's vaccine mandate for Education Department employees because she couldn't "ignore the harm" if schoolchildren were exposed to COVID if she gave temporary relief from a mandate meant to protect them.

Unvaccinated teachers, health care workers lament loss of employment

New York City school teachers and state healthcare workers who didn't get the coronavirus vaccine are now out of a job. They're frustrated that they lost their employment. But the CDC and state and local officials are clear about the need to fight the pandemic.

Melle Mel and Amadeus inspire Bronx kids at special event

It was a day meant to celebrate so many milestones for kids across the city: the end of summer and the return to school. It's also a time to highlight the strength and resiliency that young students have shown this whole pandemic.