Parent-teacher conferences remain virtual in NYC. Some love it, some hate it. Overall, fewer are joining.
City officials ordered schools to shelter in place last Friday, but no one told principals.
Advocacy group says $1.25 billion in new spending would address major gaps that have left many families frustrated.
The city is disbanding coaches, hired under Mayor de Blasio’s Universal Literacy program, and will rely more on training from outside organizations.
The changes mean that there will be 178 instructional days for students on the calendar down from the original 182.
The public health crisis paused state testing, impacting how the state typically evaluates schools.
Officials have said little about their plans for Friday, though, when high school students are scheduled to return to their campuses.
Transfer schools, which serve students who are at risk of dropping out, are in a precarious position. 70% of them now enroll fewer than 200 students.
Some teachers also expressed concerns about administrative work that distracts from teaching.
Although schools keep a record of devices, city watchdogs have criticized the education department for having no centralized system.
This year’s election cycle will be the second since a major rule change allowing all New York City public school parents to vote.
In October alone, there were nearly 14,500 school bus delays, lasting 41 minutes on average.
Mayor Eric Adams and his schools chief David Banks made no secret of their top priority for the new school year: improving how schools teach children how to read.
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
State lawmakers passed the class size bill in early June. But Hochul has yet to take action, drawing pressure from advocates and the teachers union to sign it.
At least 1,000 new students are expected to enroll in district schools, including preschool-aged children.
After last month’s stunning rejection, NYC education panel approves school funding formula, as Banks promised to create a group to review the formula.