Community & Wraparound Programs

Memphis-Shelby County Schools wants a “fresh start” at Kingsbury High School. The community says it wants to be heard.
All Colorado students have had access to free lunch for the last two years. Lawmakers are considering a ballot measure to continue that benefit.
Of nearly 270 NYC elementary schools offering programs, only fewer than 30 still had openings as of Monday afternoon.
Questions remain about how the city will spend the remainder of billions in federal COVID stimulus funding on New York City’s school system.
A group of Indiana education leaders is calling for the state to act urgently to address academic disparities for Black students.
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.
The delays could discourage some therapists from signing up for similar programs, complicating future efforts to provide extra help to students with disabilities.
“What we’re talking about today is the educational equivalent of long COVID,” Bloomberg said. “The good news is we know how to treat it.”
A bill in the Colorado legislature would provide $91 million to expand and create programs like those at Colorado Mountain College to tailor degrees to jobs.
One of the largest pushes this year went toward expanding free child care. The city’s public schools will receive just over $12 billion in state funding.
The investment will be spread over four years and could help to stabilize an industry shaken by COVID.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
Mayor Eric Adams wants to give summer jobs to all youth who want one. But undocumented youth can’t participate in the program.
Students, experts, and educators will discuss their ideas on how CRT debates and proposed book bans are affecting schools. Here’s our reading list.
Planning is still underway, but the Brenda Rogers Parent Resource Center may include a food pantry, a clothing donation closet, computers, and extra space for parent advocacy training.
“It’s difficult to argue that that’s the best use of money to keep an individual safe,” said Jay Varma, a top health advisor to former Mayor Bill de Blasio who designed the testing program.
Colorado lawmakers are looking at prevention and early intervention to curb youth violence and make schools safer.
Community schools provide extensive wraparound services for students and families. A Colorado bill would make them an option for low-performing schools.
With pandemic waivers set to expire, schools are bracing for higher meal costs and summer planning hiccups.
A Colorado bill would make school meals free, regardless of whether students qualify for subsidized prices. But lawmakers are concerned about the cost.
This year’s Summer Youth Employment Program will include 100,000 slots, up from about 75,000 before the pandemic hit.
The mayor wants to identify a paid internship “for every young person who wants one” for this summer.
The board wants to ensure no students have to miss class because they can’t afford menstrual hygiene products.
Unlike in high schools, there’s no official league for middle school students to compete in sports.
Schools are grappling with how to respond as the area’s tight-knit community of Muslims from Gambia and other West African countries is reeling.
A blueprint to revamp education funding appears to align with Gov. Bill Lee’s pledge to consider each student’s needs. But how much more money would be added?
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