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The first day of school is Sept. 7. Spring holidays are spread out next year, with a day off for Good Friday on March 29 and for Eid al-Fitr on April 10, and with a week off for spring break, coinciding with Passover, starting April 22.
With just a month until the school year ends, families are scrambling to find alternate summer programs for their children.
Families say publicly funded, privately run charter schools in New York are allowed to punish and discriminate against students by calling in emergency services.
Mayor Eric Adams has proposed ending Promise NYC, which has provided free child care to 600 undocumented immigrant children.
The move came days after the Adams administration placed them in an elementary school gym, then faced protests.
To house the influx of migrants, New York City might tap up to 20 gyms in public schools to use as shelters, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday. Tensions are rising over the plans.
Some 500 asylum-seekers slept in a school gym on Staten Island over the weekend. By Monday city officials had identified six more gyms, all in Brooklyn, to cope with an evolving emergency.
Boosting salaries and extending hours: NYC Council makes list of demands to improve public preschool programs
City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams blasted the mayor’s approach to early childhood education, describing the system as “broken” and “in full crisis mode.
Despite a pledge to stop relying on police to deal with students who have mental health episodes, New York City schools have continued to call 911 on kids in distress thousands of times a year, an investigation by THE CITY and ProPublica found.
Schools are straining to keep up with counseling demand as mental health woes mount for young people. If your child needs help at school, here’s how to start.
After-school providers and students call on Illinois officials to find funding for after-school programs
The Illinois State Board of Education told after-school providers that due to an error, they will not receive additional funding after fiscal year 2024. Now, students, parents, providers, and school districts are calling on the state board, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and the general assembly to make up the funding to continue programs.
The district says resources to help those students — from free transportation to rental assistance — are nearly maxed out.
The district will hold mandatory summer classes for struggling students, programming for students with disabilities, and optional activities for all students led by community partners.
Turnout for school events has been sparse, but a student concert packed our gym.
In its third year, the program will again have 110,000 spots and will be open to any child in New York City — but there are a couple changes to the application process.
Indianapolis neighborhood calls for a community-run school after years of instability and discontent
The Butler-Tarkington Education Committee wants a neighborhood advisory committee to jointly run School 43, among other changes.
The education department’s spending per pupil has increased by 46%, in large part due to the billions in federal COVID aid the district received as enrollment has dipped.
The awards were made with the help of the New Jersey Justice Collaborative for Girls, a state-funded leadership and advocacy program for young women.
New features this summer include an effort to pair LGBTQ youth with affirming jobs and a small program to serve undocumented youth.
Newark residents will cast their vote in April for next school year’s $1.3 billion budget blueprint that also boosts spending for English language learners.
Parent coordinators propped up school communities during the pandemic. Many feel undervalued and underpaid.
The role of parent coordinator became more critical and stressful during the pandemic. But salaries for the job, which New York City schools created 20 years ago, have not kept pace.
City residents ages 14 to 24 are eligible to apply for the six-week jobs program. New numbers show participation rates have yet to bounce back from a pandemic decline.
In one significant change, students who are already attending one of the city’s hundreds of DYCD-run after-school programs will also receive priority for Summer Rising.
As schools remain closed in Los Angeles, recreation centers help scrambling families.
Toni Williams addresses key constituencies in reviewing district’s progress, priorities
Students with disabilities are disproportionately harmed by the hundreds of school buses delayed each day, New York City parents and advocates say. The bus driver shortage has only made things worse.
The study comes after Mayor Eric Adams decided earlier this year to pause the expansion of the preschool program for 3-year-olds as planned under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The proposals, which include figuring out where to build new pools, aim to create a stronger lifeguard pipeline in New York City.
Telehealth, suicide prevention, social media guardrails: NYC shares sweeping youth mental health plan
The needs are high as data shows worsening mental health among young people, including more students reporting thoughts of suicide.
Details are so far scarce on what “SYEP Pride” will look like, or what will define a safe and affirming workplace, but officials are hoping to reach “a few hundred” youth.
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