Christina Veiga


Chancellor David Banks and Mayor Eric Adams say they’ll support school integration efforts, but are focused on building more high-quality schools. 

New York Edge hopes that after-school programming can expand opportunities to students who are typically underrepresented in NYC’s gifted classrooms. 

With pandemic-era food assistance winding down, schools and volunteers need help feeding hungry students and fending off food insecurity in their communities.

The plan calls for helping families access care more easily, expanding services to reach 41,000 more children.

Overall, high school applications are down amid declining enrollment, but more students are getting accepted into top-choice schools.

Some blasted NYC’s move to screen all students’ social-emotional skills using an assessment called DESSA. This Brooklyn school has learned to embrace it. 

The lessons will roll out as a pilot in fall 2022, with a full implementation planned for 2024. 

Officials discuss creating safe passageways for students and a public information campaign, while doubling down on support for school safety agents and scanning. 

NYC education officials are adding more than 1,000 seats, most of them as new programs that start in third grade. The city’s gifted programs are deeply segregated.