Murphy: New Jersey School Staff And All State Workers Must Be Vaccinated Or Face Weekly TestingThey have until Oct. 18 to be fully vaccinated or face testing at least once a week.
Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul Tours School In Queens, Indicates She'd Like Statewide Mask Mandate For StudentsThe visit comes a day after Hochul held a roundtable meeting with parents and educators in the city and met privately with Mayor Bill de Blasio.
With No Remote Learning Option, Some Worry Students Forced To Quarantine Will Fall BehindNew York City's strategy has been to make the COVID vaccine as accessible as possible, but data shows fewer than half the city's 12 to 17-year-olds got their first dose.
New Jersey Students, Teachers Must Wear Masks In Schools This Fall; In NYC, There's Concern Over Social Distancing SpaceWhile some parents believe the mandate will be tricky to enforce, others say they should try everything possible, especially with the Delta variant causing COVID cases to soar.
New York State PTA Offers 'Reading Checkup' Program To Parents With Young Children Who May Have Fallen BehindBetween remote learning and many libraries being closed until recently, concerns about a summer slide in children's reading skills are high.
New York City Comptroller Claims Education Department Forced Students To Fall Behind By Not Fulfilling Remote Learning Device RequestsThe Department of Education is pushing back, saying the numbers don't tell the full story.
New York City Public Schools Parents At Odds As Group Demands In-Person Learning OnlyThere's a tug of war between parents concerned about how COVID-19 will impact New York City schools in September.
New York City Begins Offering COVID Vaccine To Students, Parents & Staff At Summer Rising SitesThe schools chancellor encourages all families to get their eligible kids their first dose by August 9, so they are fully vaccinated by the start of the school year. 
Healing-Centered Schools Task Force Sends Recommendations Addressing Punishment, Trauma At New York City SchoolsLocal leaders put forward recommendations to the New York City Department of Education for finding new ways to tackle trauma students may be facing from the past year and a half.
Mayor De Blasio: 'Assume' Public School Students Will Wear Masks This FallMayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the city isn't quite ready to change the policy on face coverings. 
NYC Investing $65 Million In Helping Students Recover From COVID Learning GapThe New York City Academic Recovery Plan will focus on six key areas.
New York City's 'Summer Rising' Program Aims To Help Students Bridge Gap Before Fall ReturnThe program is meant to reacclimate them while assessing the pandemic's impact on students' social, emotional and academic development.
New Jersey Schools Allowed To Set Their Own Mask Rules Next Year, Murphy SaysMurphy said local school districts can make their own mask rules, as long as COVID infection rates remain low.
Cuomo Says Kids Can Go Maskless Outdoors At Schools, Creating More Confusion For Parents And Some School DistrictsParents are hearing conflicting information from state health and education officials.
New Task Force Aims To Tackle Trauma In New York City Schools With Healing-Centered ApproachThe first-of-its-kind task force will find new ways to address disciplinary and safety policies in schools that are based on healing, rather than punishment.