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.
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.
Authorities say a 15-year-old is hospitalized in stable condition after being stabbed in the stomach near The Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice.
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.
Sorry kids, no more days off from school when it snows.
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.
As children get ready to head back to school there are concerns that it could fuel a further spread of the monkeypox virus.
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of New York City teachers face unpaid leave as they are investigated for allegedly using fake vaccine cards to stay in the classroom.
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.
Children age 2 to 4 years old in New York City schools and daycare settings will no longer be required to wear face masks beginning Monday, April 4, announced Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday.
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.