Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

CUNY professors quit union in protest over anti-Israel screed

At least 50 CUNY professors have resigned in protest from their faculty union after it passed a one-sided resolution condemning Israel for recent attacks on Palestinians and threatening to support the movement to boycott and divest from the Jewish state, The Post has learned. The controversial resolution approved by delegates...
Picture for CUNY professors quit union in protest over anti-Israel screed

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Requiring Civics Instruction in Middle and High School

MIDDLETOWN – Governor Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation (S854) requiring civics instruction at the middle school level. Currently, New Jersey is one of a minority of states which does not require civics instruction for middle school students. Under the legislation, the New Jersey Center for Civic Education at Rutgers University will be directed to prepare civics curriculum guidelines for local school boards, ensuring that middle and high school students study the values and principles underlying the American system of constitutional democracy, the function of government, and the role of a citizen in a democratic society.
Picture for Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Requiring Civics Instruction in Middle and High School
New York City,

COVID vaccine offered to NYC kids, parents at Summer Rising schools

NEW YORK — As COVID cases continue to rise among the unvaccinated population, the city’s latest effort to get more New Yorker’s vaccinated takes aim at the city’s youth. Starting Monday, COVID vaccinations will be offered to eligible students, parents and community members at select schools hosting the city’s new...

School Choice Options Go Mainstream after Disruptive 2020/2021 Pandemic Year

Ridgewood NJ, a year and a half into the COVID pandemic many parents recognized, perhaps for the first time, that they have so many options available to them in every other area of their lives and of their parenting; yet, when it comes to educating their kids, they are left with a one-size-fits-all government school assignment. This is no longer tolerable to families who desire much more choice and customization in their children’s learning.
New York City, NYNew York Post

Parents demand NYC middle school bring back honors math classes

Irate parents are fighting to maintain advanced math classes at a top-rated New York City middle school, the third battle to keep accelerated offerings at a Manhattan school in recent months. The Robert Wagner Middle School on the Upper East Side announced it was permanently scrapping the honors math program...
Morris County,

CCM Fall Enrollment Taking Place

County College of Morris (CCM) is getting ready to welcome students back on campus this fall and encouraging individuals not to delay enrolling so they can get the best choice of classes. Enrollment is now taking place for the Fall Semester, which begin25s September 8. Nationally ranked and affordable, CCM...

Congressman Bowman Visits With Hudson River Museum’s 2021 Junior Docents

Yonkers and Westchester Congressman Jamaal Bowman visited the Hudson River Museum on June 11 to meet with graduating high school seniors from Yonkers who participated in the HRM’s Junior Docent program. 64 teens were in the 2021 Junior Docent program, which trains students to provide hands-on workshops and tours for Museum visitors. JDs become community leaders and great public speakers.
New York City,

School Update for 2021- 2022

Back to school is still a month plus away, and there is a lot of buzz about what the 2021-2022 school year will look like for parents and students. And while parents and kids are excited (and maybe a little apprehensive) about returning to school full time, there is a lot of planning happening now. As usual, we will be keeping track and sharing updates in the next coming months and the school year. Here is a summary of what is going on thus far for the 2021-2022 school year.

Ridgewood Board of Education Regular Public Meeting Tonight

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education meets on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM for a Regular Public Meeting at the Education Center. The public can attend the regular public meeting in-person at the Education Center or view, listen and comment during the public comment period of the meeting via Zoom from a PC, Mac, iPAD, iPhone, or Android Device.
New York City, NYPosted by
The Staten Island Advance

Best and worst school systems in the U.S.: Where does New York rank?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A child’s academic success starts at school, and for the majority of many parents in the United States, public education is the only option. But public school systems vary widely from state to state and depend on federal, state and local governments for funding. Some researchers found that more resources, or taxes paid by residents, typically result in better school-system performance.
Freeport, NYHerald Community Newspapers

Freeport Public Schools sponsored Vaxmobile

On July 15, Freeport Public Schools offered COVID-19 vaccinations to students ages 12+, staff members and community residents by hosting the Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital COVID-19 Vaxmobile. “Throughout this pandemic, our highest priority has always been the health and safety of our students, staff and community,” Superintendent of Schools...
Sea Bright,

Shore Towns Propose School District Reconfiguration

SEA BRIGHT – Three Two River area towns want residents to weigh in on the idea for a new regional school district, pre-K through grade 12, in Sea Bright, Highlands and Atlantic Highlands. At the July 20 Sea Bright council meeting, officials approved a resolution authorizing the Morristown-based legal firm...
Albertson, NYNewsday

School for severely disabled children hoping for some normalcy in fall

On remote learning days, students at the Henry Viscardi School missed their friends, teachers and Sunny, the specially trained yellow Labrador retriever who greeted them each morning and joined them in class. That was last school year. The school in Albertson for severely disabled children started its 2021-22 term earlier...
New York City, NYSchneps Media

Blackstone Launchpad coming to nine CUNY schools

Blackstone LaunchPad, an entrepreneurial skill-building program for university students, is coming to nine CUNY Colleges. The program works to connect students with mentors, internships and job opportunities to encourage students to pursue entrepreneurship as a career path. As a part of the network, participating students will also be able to...