Just under 55,000 families applied to kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year, down from almost 63,000 the year before.
Despite a continual push by Mayor de Blasio, many New York City parents have not sent their children back to the city's schools for in-person learning.
A new protocol for closing schools due to coronavirus includes basing the decision on the number of cases and where the spread occurred.
New York City schools will no longer temporarily close when there are two reported cases of coronavirus, announced Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday.
Starting this fall, early education will be available in all 32 school districts for three-year-olds.
The announcement comes just days before the city's high schools are expected to reopen on March 22.
Accent Dance NYC has reached more than 1,000 children in the Bronx across about a dozen schools.
Richard Carranza announced he will soon step down as the head of New York City's school system. His turbulent three-year tenure is getting some mixed reaction.
Students receiving in-person instruction are required to wear face coverings at all times, maintain distance from others and submit to random COVID-19 testing.
The mayor said schools have proven to be the safest places in the city during the pandemic. He hailed the city's rigorous in-school COVID testing protocol.
In a letter to districts nationwide, the U.S. Department of Education says it is important to understand the impact of COVID-19 on students.
New York City's public schools are scrapping the controversial Gifted and Talented program after this spring.
New York City officials have announced a series of admissions changes for hundreds of middle and high schools in one of its most significant steps in years to address racial segregation.
NYC school buildings were closed on Thursday but will reopen on Friday. (All classes were held remotely on Thursday.)
Many school systems have said that they intend to have kids continue to learn remotely during big snowstorms this year, robbing kids of those magical days when bad weather granted them an unexpected holiday.
The coronavirus pandemic has provided yet another challenge for students in New York City who are homeless.
Students in 3-K, Pre-K and grades K-5 will be allowed to return to in-person learning next week, with District 75 schools following soon afterward.
Concerns are growing over NYC students not having the devices to do remote learning and creating a education gap among students.
Angry parents called on Mayor de Blasio to abandon the city’s three-percent positivity threshold and reopen their kids’ schools.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has said that she 'strongly disagrees' with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to close schools in New York City.