Several unions have sued New York City to stop its vaccine mandate for teachers and other workers in schools, saying that it violates workers' rights. But a state judge has lifted a restraining order for now.
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.
Unvaccinated students in the New York City Public Schools will face different rules starting Sept. 27 when it comes to COVID testing and quarantining.
19 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at a school in East Harlem, but none of the infected are students.
Right now there are about 50,000 school bus drivers in New York. But that number is down from before the pandemic.
For the first time since March 2020, classroom doors reopened for about a million New York City public school students.
Enforcement of New York City's indoor vaccination mandate has started.
Speaking at P.S. 143 in Queens, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul indicated she will likely issue a statewide mask mandate for schools after she assumes the office of governor.
New York's Education Department is now stepping in. In a letter to district superintendents Tuesday, the commissioner promised guidance based on CDC guidelines to come before September.
Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter is making a plea to all eligible students to get vaccinated as we learn of nearly 94,000 reported new pediatric COVID-19 cases across the country.
Monday was the last day for eligible students in New York City to get their shots in order to be fully vaccinated by the first day of school on Sept. 13.
With just weeks to go before kids are due to return to classrooms, the CDC has already changed its mask guidance for schools. Now, some parents are bracing for the possibility of more restrictions.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said parents and kids should plan on keeping faces covered to protect against COVID-19 even though the infection rates inside school buildings remain low.
Summer Rising is meant to help the children who had a particularly rough school year because of the pandemic. It also incorporates field trips, outdoor recreation, arts, and more.
A 5th-grade literacy teacher in the Bronx is one of just 20 educators to receive the prestigious Big Apple Award this year.
How will the New York City Department of Education make up for lost learning next year?
Central Park East High School held an outdoor graduation ceremony. Participants and guests had to wear masks. Still, the in-person gathering was a sign of moving forward.
The city's new pilot program is aimed at getting more children between the ages of 12 and 17 vaccinated.
"New York City public schools, 1 million kids, will be back in their classroom in September. All in-person, no remote," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
New survey results show that about 8% of New York’s public school students did not have a laptop or other device to use for remote learning in the first months of the school year.