STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Two Staten Island schools were selected to participate in a pilot program to hire more teachers in an effort to reduce class size, education officials have announced. The city Department of Education (DOE) this week introduced a new initiative that will work to improve pupil-to-teacher ratios...
New York City, NYpix11.com
NEW YORK — The start of the next academic year is more than a month away for many New York students, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advising school districts to take action and ensure schools won’t become COVID-19 superspreaders. The state and the rest of the country are seeing a...
Bayonne, NJPosted byNJ.com
For more than 35 years it was Julia Williams’ dream to see her only son, Dwayne, become the head football coach at Bayonne High School. While Julia passed away in November at the age of 91, that dream the two of them shared has finally come true. After weeks of...
Bayonne, NJPosted byHudson Reporter
The Bayonne Board of Education has voted to table part of a resolution That would revise a board policy regarding “controversial issues.”. The move came at the request of Bayonne Education Association (BEA) President Gene Woods. Woods took issue with some of the language in that policy at the July 27 board meeting.
New York City, NYpix11.com
NEW YORK — A hearing over remote learning is set for Wednesday at the New York Supreme Court, with a group of New York City parents calling for the full reopening of city schools and true in-person learning. The parents first filed the lawsuit against the Department of Education and...
New York City, NYNew York Post
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...
New York City, NYPosted byFox News
New York City mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, a Republican, is sounding the alarm on what he calls the "slow creep of CRT," or critical race theory, into the city's public schools. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio recently committed $635 million to help students' academic recovery after the pandemic, and Sliwa...
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.
New York City, NYcbslocal.com
There's a tug of war between parents concerned about how COVID will affect New York City schools this September. Some are calling for a remote option while others want full-time in-person learning; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
Nassau County, NYtheislandnow.com
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...
Bronx, NYPosted byDaily 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.
New York City, NYPosted byCBS New York
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,...
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Hackensack, NJPosted byABCNY
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Union City, NJPosted byNJ.com
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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.
New York City, NYPosted byMarketWatch
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New York City, NYPosted byCBS 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...
Greenwich, CTNew Haven Register
GREENWICH — Stacey Heiligenthaler took over the task of overseeing special education as interim director of the Pupil Personnel Services Department in the Greenwich Public Schools on July 1. Her first task: help lead a reform of the entire department. Heiligenthaler attended her first Board of Education meeting on Tuesday...
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.