New York City, NYNew York Post

CUNY to use COVID funds to wipe out student debt

The City University of New York will use $125 million in federal coronavirus stimulus funds to wipe out debt for 50,000 students who suffered hardships during the pandemic, it was announced Wednesday. The CUNY Comeback Program will cover the costs of unpaid tuition and fee balances as well as provide...

Theodora Lacey of Teaneck and the Ongoing Fight Against School Segregation

The Theodora Smiley Lacey School in Teaneck bears the name of the Civil Rights activist who has left an indelible mark on New Jersey. It’s the only school in the township that’s named after an African-American woman. The majority of educational facilities in this Bergen County community carry the name of white men.
Nassau County,

Cuomo warns inaction could make schools ‘super-spreaders’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged school districts grappling with waves of coronavirus infections to introduce tougher public-health measures for the upcoming academic year. The Democratic governor’s call came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance recommending that all teachers, staff, students and visitors...
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Daily News

The science of giving: Bronx Science grad Stanley Manne donates an $18 million lab to his alma mater, and NYC school kids

Mayor de Blasio, in office since 2014, took until last week to visit the Bronx High School of Science (he doesn’t like the entrance exam). He went to celebrate the outstanding achievement and generosity of Stanley Manne, Class of 1952. Manne, from modest Bronx beginnings, made a fortune in business and last week flew in from his longtime Chicago home for the groundbreaking of a new laboratory building that will be used collaboratively by several Bronx high schools. His $18 million gift is thought to be the biggest ever made to a public school, here or anywhere.
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CBS New York

New York City Public Schools Parents At Odds As Group Demands In-Person Learning Only

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a tug of war between parents concerned about how COVID-19 will impact New York City schools in September. There are those calling for a remote learning option and those who want full-time, in-person learning, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Wednesday. It all comes amid growing concerns over the Delta variant. On Wednesday, a virtual hearing was held at Manhattan Supreme Court Downtown where parents demanded no virtual learning at all in September. They filed a lawsuit – calling for full-time, in-person learning for all students – against the city in May. Natalya Murakhver, a mother from the Upper West Side,...

Ridgewood Schools Superintendents Report: Back to School Means Back to School

Ridgewood NJ, at Monday’s Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting in the Superintendents Report , Superintendent Thomas Gorman highlighted the following points :. 1)Schools will be open for full-time, in-person instruction with lunch, returning to pre-pandemic norms. Click here to view the presentation from the June 28 Board of Education meeting.
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Can my daughter’s student debt be canceled?

Q. My daughter needed a cosigner when she borrowed money for college. Her brother was her cosigner. She received her degree but then became ill and wasn’t able to hold down a job and she later filed for bankruptcy. My husband and I try to help with the loan payments but we don’t have the means. The loan was sold many times and we don’t know who is responsible. What can she do to have this debt canceled?
New York City,

72 Schools to Get Extra Cash to Cut Class Sizes

The city has selected 72 schools around the city to receive a total $18 million in extra cash to help lower class sizes as part of a pilot program in this year’s budget. To be selected, a school needed to be deemed “higher-need,” with students coming from lower-income households and with state math and reading scores being below average. They also had to have larger-than-average class sizes.
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CBS New York

New York City Comptroller Claims Education Department Forced Students To Fall Behind By Not Fulfilling Remote Learning Device Requests

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is criticizing the Department of Education’s distribution of remote learning devices, saying it forced thousands of students to fall behind. The department is pushing back, saying the numbers don’t tell the full story, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Wednesday. It was a Herculean task – distributing half a million iPads to public school students across the city during the pandemic. But the process was not without its problems. “There were some parents that I know that didn’t even get a device until March of this year,” said Tamara Stern from Bay Ridge. According to a...

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended that all Children over the Age of 2 Wear Masks when Returning to School

(Saint) Dr. Anthony Fauci, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, coronavirus, COVID19, masks, NJT, Ridgewood Board of Education. Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education discussed additional ways to disseminate important communications to parents and whether or not masks will be required on school busses. For NJ Transit masks are STILL REQUIRED onboard vehicles and inside enclosed stations, but are no longer required on outdoor platforms or at bus stops.