New York City Department of Education

The city enlisted Accenture to help analyze supply and demand for preschool seats. Their initial findings, obtained through a public records request, don’t shed much light on the topic.

Chancellor David Banks has staked his education agenda on changing the curriculums educators use. Few schools are exempt from the new mandates.

If the city doesn’t allocate additional funding, officials “will have an all out war with parents, teachers, and the Albany legislature,” the teachers union warned.

Known as “NYC Solves,” the new initiative will see 93 middle schools across eight school districts, as well as 420 high schools, using Illustrative Math this fall.

New York City’s Education Department will establish a new division to support students with disabilities and children learning English as a second language, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Monday.

Just 4.5% of offers at specialized high schols went to Black students and 7.6% to Latino students, a slight uptick from last year. About two-thirds of the city’s students are Black or Latino.

The bill bans schools from putting students in classrooms that are 88 degrees or hotter. The impact in NYC could be limited since schools have air conditioning.

Some students questioned the wisdom of testing the city’s remote learning platform during a scheduled day off.

The funding will help keep school budgets afloat, restore hours that had been cut from the city’s popular summer school initiative, and stabilize a slew of other programs.

Families at The Brooklyn School of Inquiry have won a lengthy fight to avoid using Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s reading program. Will other schools follow?

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

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

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.

New York City’s teachers union is ratcheting up the pressure on the Education Department to comply with the state class size law.

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.

Deputy Chancellor Dan Weisberg made the comments after a Brooklyn superintendent suggested his district, which includes affluent neighborhoods, would have flexibility with the curriculum mandate.

The literacy overhaul has enjoyed support from many advocates and experts. But will the momentum last as NYC expands its reading instruction shift?

One state lawmaker said the report would be “invaluable” in deliberations over whether and how to extend mayoral control.