Each kindergarten or first-grade student is given $100 under the program.
The tool will reportedly be banned across all devices and networks in the city's public schools.
Nearly three-quarters of children who live in shelters are chronically absent from school in New York City. One primary reason? Kids often have a very long commute from the shelter to the classroom.
Before becoming an actress, Lauren Ridloff was a teacher at P.S. 347 in New York. The school held a pep rally for Lauren ahead of her quest to run the New York City Marathon.
Overall, 59 of the city's middle schools are screening for enrollment, down from 196 schools that used academic screening for admissions before the pandemic hit.
New research indicates a concerning drop in math scores among students in New York City, however, the number of children with proficient reading scores has increased.
Parents are calling for extra security measures to be taken at New York City's public schools after two recent incidents in Queens.
New York City's public schools are hiring additional safety agents, providing active shooter training for educators, and creating a new system to alert faculty of an immediate threat.
New York City public schools welcomed back students on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, for the 2022–2023 academic year. Here are some major things to know about COVID protocols, school meals, and the school calendar.
City leaders say they are expecting a huge influx of migrant children who arrived from Texas when the new school year begins, and have prepared a plan to welcome them.
The New York City Department of Education says it will no longer randomly test willing students for COVID-19 and will rely instead on at-home tests.
A State Supreme Court Judge has ordered the education portion of New York City's budget redone, after a lawsuit by parents and teachers who opposed budget cuts.
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.