After a December exercise failed to prevent a remote day debacle in February, the city’s Education Department hopes the drill will demonstrate the systems’ ability to handle the load.

Roughly 80% of teenagers using the program identify as Black, Latino, Asian-American or Native American, and almost 70% identified as female, according to the city data.

The $2.5 million school tours program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage will allow students to learn more about the history of the Holocaust.

This week’s episode of P.S. Weekly looks at teen mental health, following one family’s journey with therapy and looking at NYC’s new effort to expand free therapy to teens.

Some city and state lawmakers say laundry services are critical for schools, but installing them can come with challenges.

Students at a Washington Heights elementary school were frustrated with Eric Adams’ school food cuts. But their advocacy had a bigger impact than bringing back their favorite chicken dish.

Mayor Eric Adams has insisted all families who want spots in the city’s preschool programs would receive them, despite budget cuts to early childhood education.

Council members questioned officials as the looming expiration of federal COVID relief money threatens to shave $808 million from the Education Department’s budget.

In P.S. Weekly’s food episode, fourth graders visit NYC schools’ test kitchen, high schoolers rate grilled cheese sandwiches, and students dish on having microwave access.

If restorative justice funding is cut, advocates worry schools will increasingly resort to suspensions instead of alternatives like peer mediation.

Under state law, schools must conduct at least four lockdown drills each year. Lawmakers and advocates say that’s “excessive and ineffective.”

Before the pandemic, at least 137 schools serving roughly 70,000 students did not have a school nurse, according to one estimate.

Spinning up a virtual learning program would be optional, and the plan does not force principals to choose any specific method for achieving the new caps.

The protest was a sharp contrast to the congressional hearing earlier in the day that focused almost exclusively on the experiences of Jewish students and educators.

‘There have been unacceptable incidents of antisemitism in our schools,’ Banks told members of Congress. But he also defended the record of the nation’s largest school system.

This episode of P.S. Weekly is dedicated to inspiring educators as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Chancellor David Banks is set to testify at a congressional hearing on antisemitism in K-12 schools, facing the committee that recently grilled the presidents of elite colleges.

Students presented their ideas for dealing with the teen mental health crisis, bias toward immigrants, and rats at a youth version of the famous Aspen Ideas Festival.

The announcement set off alarm bells for school integration advocates, who worry it could roll back progress diversifying several high-demand schools.

Banks previews the message he plans to take to Congress for a hearing on responses to antisemitism in school.

As NYC students figure out college plans, many are scrutinizing how administrators respond to campus activism.

Mayor Eric Adams and top police officials continued to claim, with little evidence, that “outside agitators” were behind the encampments.

Listen as student reporters speak with Banks about New York City’s Hidden Voices curriculums, school integration efforts, and more.

A trip to the Arctic inspired Brooklyn Prospect High School’s Caitlyn Homol to create a unit exploring “the relationship between motivation, action, and climate attitudes.”

“It's a fundamentally wrong and unfair practice,” one student said, calling it “affirmative action for the wealthy.”

About 8% of New York City students opted out of the state’s reading test last year, roughly double the pre-pandemic rate.

More school buildings were impacted by Tropical Storm Ophelia than previously known — and the city comptroller faulted the city’s communication during the storm.

The smaller budget is largely the result of expiring federal relief dollars, and Adams’ proposal saves a slew of programs that were on the chopping block.

“This decision making was clearly rushed,” one lawmaker said. “It's not best practice, but this is where we are.”

By far, this marks the city’s largest commitment to date to replace the dwindling pandemic aid.

Almost 75% of the city’s high schools do not have student publications, according to a 2022 study.

Black and Hispanic students have historically had far less access to sports. The situation has led one school’s dean to file a federal civil rights complaint.

Studies show students who complete federal financial aid applications are far more likely to attend college.

One is participating in an intensive apprenticeship program at Bloomberg and the other dashed off 23 college applications.