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

A Brooklyn high school is going remote Wednesday as its campus welcomes migrant families from Floyd Bennett Field.

Thousands of migrant families with school-aged children in city shelters will reach the end of their 60-day time limit starting Tuesday. What happens next is unclear.

Some Newcomers High School students fear their school’s name puts a “target” on them, as New York City grapples with tensions surrounding the ongoing influx of migrants.

Mayor Eric Adams has argued that the limits are necessary to relieve severe overcrowding in the city’s shelter amid an unprecedented and ongoing influx of migrants.

The city’s population of homeless students was astronomical even before the recent influx, exceeding 100,000 for each of the past eight years.

Despite a modest improvement, chronic absenteeism rates are still significantly higher than before the pandemic.

“You’re gonna have to take it from Peter to give it to Paul,” Rosa said of New York’s class size law.

The public health crisis paused state testing, impacting how the state typically evaluates schools.

New York City’s College Choice program attempts to set up a stable future for students in foster care, who might otherwise be unable to pay for college or incur student loan debt, even with federal and state grants.

Programs have long struggled to provide all children with the services they need, as they are legally required to do.

With just a month until the school year ends, families are scrambling to find alternate summer programs for their children. 

For future school years, education department officials are bracing for some big expenses to comply with the law.

Mayor Eric Adams has proposed ending Promise NYC, which has provided free child care to 600 undocumented immigrant children.

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams blasted the mayor’s approach to early childhood education, describing the system as “broken” and “in full crisis mode.

In its third year, the program will again have 110,000 spots and will be open to any child in New York City — but there are a couple changes to the application process.

The education department’s spending per pupil has increased by 46%, in large part due to the billions in federal COVID aid the district received as enrollment has dipped.