Parents, Educators Rally Outside City Hall To Demand Remote Learning OptionThey're concerned about the safety of students and staff with in-person instruction mandatory and a rise in COVID cases.
New York City Public School Students Celebrate End Of Difficult Year While DOE Prepares To Move ForwardThe rollercoaster of a year was delayed by negotiations over COVID protocols and marked by school closures due to COVID cases while juggling remote and in-person learning.
New York City Department Of Education Says Some Changes To High School Admission Process Had Positive ImpactAccording to the DOE, the removal of geographic priorities directly resulted in increased choices for more high school students.
New York City School Bus Fleet Will Be 100% Electric By 2035, Mayor De Blasio SaysThe mayor says 75 electric school buses will be phased in beginning immediately.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Says New CDC Guidelines Will Allow 'A Substantial Number Of Students' To Return To ClassroomsThe goal is to maintain the schedules of existing in-person students while adding others and allowing as many students as possible to attend school five days a week.
New York State Education Department's New Guidelines On Mandatory COVID Testing For In-Person Learning Create Confusion For NYC SchoolsNew York City's state-approved reopening plan says children can only participate if they have parent or guardian consent for COVID-19 testing.
NYC Middle School Teachers Concerned COVID Cases Will Spike After In-Person Learning ResumesTeachers say the city doesn't have enough time to address their concerns before middle schools reopen.
Nearly 12,000 NYC School Without COVID Testing Consent Forms Switched To Remote LearningThe mayor says the consent forms can help prevent outbreaks, and it allows for random testing of kids.
350 NYC Schools Will Receive Support From Mental Health Professionals To Help Students, Mayor SaysTwenty-six schools will also be allowed to refer students for additional therapy at mental health clinics.
New Yorkers Call For Transparency As Mayor De Blasio Refuses To Share School Attendance RecordsRepeatedly asked for public school attendance numbers, the mayor again argued they fluctuate so wildly he needs even more time.
New York City Scrambles To Find School Nurses As Some Nurses Say Schools Aren't Prepared: 'I Will Not Have Anyone's Blood On My Hands'The start of school is just three weeks away in New York City and there is a massive shortage of nurses, which may complicate Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of having a nurse in every school.