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Advocates celebrated Wednesday’s news, but warned it does nothing to reverse the massive cuts already coming from previous reductions, along with expiring federal aid.

The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women is one of about 700 schools nationwide participating in a pilot program for the Advanced Placement course this year.

Calling social media a ‘24/7 digital dystopia,’ Adams joins hundreds of districts and cities across the country seeking compensation and changes.

Parents and educators were frustrated by the morning’s tech problems, preventing teachers from conducting remote instruction, as promised.

Mayor Eric Adams announced through social media that New York City schools would go remote on Tuesday. Up to eight inches of snow was expected, he said.

As one Manhattan elementary school moves away from Lucy Calkins’ popular reading curriculum, they’re leaning on a private school neighbor for phonics training.

State law calls for two high school seniors on each of NYC’s 32 Community Education Councils. Few have any.

Schools Chancellor David Banks previewed the schools at a budget hearing in Albany this week, holding them up as examples of the many career pathways offered to New York City students.

Lawmakers discussed how Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals could impact schools across the state at a budget hearing Thursday.

Officials acknowledged their efforts represent a drop in the bucket, but pledged a bigger effort to educate kids with disabilities closer to home.

En octubre, al menos 90,000 beneficios de comida seguían sin utilizarse en la ciudad de Nueva York, un total de por lo menos $35 millones en fondos sin usar.

Some observers remain skeptical about whether recent public hearings will sway negotiations over mayoral control in NYC.

Caregivers reported that their schools brushed off concerns about their child’s reading challenges and they were unsure how to get the help they needed.

The mayor said social media companies needed to take responsibility for possible harms, but offered few details or new policies.

“We must educate our students, and sometimes our staff, to raise their consciousness and to overcome bias,” Chancellor David Banks said.

As of October, at least 90,000 food benefits remained unused in New York City, totaling at least $35 million in unspent funds.

The NYC School Bus App, developed in partnership with the rideshare company Via, allows parents to track their kids’ buses in real time.

The right-wing group’s visit to the Upper East Side attracted the ire of locals.

Next year, the initiative will expand to three more districts: Harlem’s District 5, District 7 in the South Bronx, and District 29 in southern Queens.

The Pacific Legal Foundation claims that the state’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) violates the constitution’s equal protection clause.

In Lorena Izzo’s entrepreneurship class at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise, her students’ business plans aim to solve problems they see around them.

The Education Department will face more than $100 million in new cuts starting next fiscal year, on top of the $600 million in cuts announced in November.

Her support for mayoral control follows heavy critique from New York City educators at a series of recent public hearings.

Manhattan and the Bronx will get three magnet schools each through new federal funding to bolster their diversity and academics.

The move will restore millions in funding to the city’s Education Department, though it represents a fraction of the nearly $550 million cut last year.

Our child had four surgeries before his fifth birthday. Still, we were determined to send him to kindergarten.

James Madison reopened on Thursday after migrants spent a few hours sleeping at the school while waiting out Tuesday night's wind storm.

Following an outcry from school staffers and advocates over the planned cuts, Education Department spokesperson Nathaniel Styer said earlier this week “​​we can confirm that there are no school-based cuts happening to D75.”