Community & Wraparound Programs

Colorado bills would fund more adult education to produce more educated workers and train more people for hard-to-fill jobs.
Adams promised a telehealth program for all New York City high school students struggling with mental health. But officials offered few details on how it will work.
Student members on the city’s school board say they aren’t taken seriously because they have no power.
NYC has used hundreds of millions worth of federal relief funding for programs with recurring costs, including pre-K and hiring more nurses and social workers.
Mayoral hopeful sees herself as a leader who can get district, city, and county to work together
As more schools focus on student mental health, Chalkbeat examines how these roles are designed to help.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals showed a deeper commitment to addressing how the pandemic impacted students both academically and mentally.
This year’s election cycle will be the second since a major rule change allowing all New York City public school parents to vote.
Advocates say they will push for solutions to issues that have become more pressing during the pandemic, including funding, hiring challenges, and student mental health.
Kindergarten families can activate their NYC Scholarship Accounts in January. Here’s how to grow the $100 seed money and how communities can raise more money to help kids go to college.
Chicago Public Schools dispatched crisis teams to Benito Juarez Community Academy High School Monday and the school is offering a shortened schedule this week to give students time to process what happened. But because gun violence can ripple through many schools, Chalkbeat compiled a list of resources available to students.
The $10 million initiative aims to help the influx of asylum-seeking families from South America who have come to New York City over the past several months. Previously, undocumented familes were not eligible for subsized child care.
Nonprofit giant becomes an influential force in early childhood workforce training
The Colorado Community College System improved its graduation rates by giving students more support in and out of the classroom, with programs to help with life challenges and academic needs.
Mayor Eric Adams plans to open 800 new special education seats for New York City’s for 3- and 4-year-old children by this spring. Hundreds of kids have been waiting to get into programs that meet their needs.
For New York City’s nearly 30,000 students in shelters, getting to school is often a problem. Advocates are calling for an inter-agency task force focused on reducing chronic absenteeism among homeless kids.
School social worker Mary Difino wears many hats to meet persistent behavioral concerns and support students’ needs as Chicago recovers from COVID-related disruptions.
The guide also includes a teacher’s perspective on helping students successfully go from home to school environments after COVID’s disruptions.
A significant number of Philadelphia’s children struggle to get adequate and consistent meals, recent data show.
Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
As of this fall, the city had planned to open 55,000 3-K seats, but 15,000 seats are currently unfilled.
Colorado’s Red Rocks Community College leaders say students need to know college will help them not just learn, but also make it easier to live.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has doled out more than $150 million to school districts in recent weeks.
Administrator says there are likely thousands more beyond the district’s current count
At the American Museum of Natural History, student field trips have increased markedly this school year compared to last year, but are still only about half of what they were before the pandemic.
The nonprofit One Million Degrees provides low-income community college students with mentoring, tutoring, an annual stipend, and professional development to help them stay enrolled, finish their degrees, and have a career.
“The national conversation on homelessness is focused on single adults who are very visible in large urban areas. It is not focused on children.”
For over a decade, North Lawndale College Prep students have been training their peers to curb fights on campus, support grieving friends, and host peace circles.
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
Chalkbeat talked to educators and others in schools about the storm’s other lasting legacies — from strengthening bonds to creating community to efforts to improve safety.
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