For many parents and students, this school year marked a much welcome return to normalcy.
After pushback from the mayor and her colleagues in the City Council, a councilwoman is defending her criticism of a taxpayer-funding program in which drag queens read stories to children in schools and libraries.
New York City high school admissions decisions came out this week and some students say they didn't get into any of their top choices. Something many are blaming on changes to the admissions process.
Under the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, New York families will receive $375 for every child who is eligible for a free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act.
Meeting one-on-one with state lawmakers, Mayor Eric Adams made the case that mayoral control of city schools should be extended for four years. One senator indicated the renewal would be shorter, though.
The New York City Department of Education's Summer Rising program is designed to help kids who fell behind during the pandemic. It was so successful last year that the program has now been expanded.
In a reversal from the previous administration, Mayor Eric Adams says he's not only keeping the controversial gifted and talented program but expanding it in NYC public schools.
A school safety agent and a teacher are being hailed as heroes after intervening in the assault of a guidance counselor by an ex-boyfriend in the Bronx. Both were slashed by the assailant during the incident, said police.
Burnout is the talk of the teachers' lounge, according to Samia Wattoo, who has taught for 19 years -- the last two in a global pandemic where masks and remote learning have been thrust upon teachers and kids overnight.
Two teens were stabbed outside their high school in Queens on Tuesday. Police released images of the person wanted in the attack.
New York City's process for eighth-graders to apply to about two dozen selective high schools, such as Millennium High School in Lower Manhattan, is facing backlash from many parents.
New York lifted its school mask mandate Wednesday, although students in New York City will have to continue to mask up through at least Monday.
Under a preliminary budget introduced by Mayor Eric Adams, the number of school safety agents would be permanently reduced by the hundreds. But some parents object to that, saying that their children need to be safe in schools.
New York City has fired more than a thousand municipal workers who failed to comply with the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
New York City students who are sick, in quarantine, or choose to stay home due to safety concerns can participate in remote learning without being marked as absent.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he still believes the safest place for children to be is in school. But he is now considering a remote option because of the reality of high absenteeism.
The Department of Education did not provide attendance rates for teachers but said student attendance was about 76% on Monday. Some students, parents, and teachers are frustrated that the city won't shift to remote learning.
As confirmed cases rise rapidly, Gov. Kathy Hochul is requiring all hospitals to submit clearer COVID data to distinguish between who is being treated for COVID and who is testing positive while at the hospital for another reason.
Appearing on morning news shows after bicycling to work, Adams said his message to parents is to “fear not” and that statistics show the safest place for children is inside a school.
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.