A teacher shortage in the state’s public schools has grown worse during the pandemic. State Supt. Michael Rice wants to make it easier to certify teachers while providing financial incentives to get more young people into the profession.
‘How do we rebuild a sense of community?’ A Brooklyn school seeks to find joy and connection after a devastating year
As COVID-19 infection rates plummet, P.S. 89 is grappling with how to fully reopen schools while addressing students’ emotional wounds and learning gaps.
“Fue un caos”: Una madre de Newark reflexiona acerca de sobrevivir COVID, el aprendizaje virtual y mucho más
La experiencia de su familia es un ejemplo de cómo los maestros de la escuela Roseville guiaron a los estudiantes y a sus padres esa primavera mientras las familias navegaban por el aprendizaje virtual y también enfrentaban obstáculos.
A Newark family’s experience exemplifies how Roseville educators guided students and parents as families navigated virtual learning while grappling with illness and other obstacles.
‘It was a roller coaster’: A job running a Brooklyn after-school program transformed into triage during the pandemic
Schools like P.S. 89 serve as safety nets for families by forging bonds with community organizations. But those needs took on a new urgency during COVID.
‘Una gran familia’: How WhatsApp helped a small Brooklyn school remain a big family in the face of isolation and grief
WhatsApp became a lifeline for the largely Spanish-speaking families of P.S. 89. Here’s how parents used it to connect the Brooklyn school community amid COVID.
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In Pandemic 360, Chalkbeat and Univision 41 explore the many ways COVID-19 impacted the lives of students, parents, and teachers in Newark and New York City.