In Seismic Shift, NYC to Mandate Phonics-Based Curriculum in Elementary Schools

Many parents and educators have urged return to instruction matching sounds to letters to teach kids to read, a move Mayor Eric Adams says will especially help kids with dyslexia and other learning challenges.

In Seismic Shift, NYC to Mandate Phonics-Based Curriculum in Elementary Schools

By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat, Yoav Gonen and Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat, THE CITY New York City will require all elementary schools to adopt a phonics-based reading program in the coming school year — a potentially seismic shift in how tens of thousands of public school students are taught to read. The announcement came as part of […]

Mayor Adams, Former Mayor Bloomberg Announce ‘Summer Boost NYC’ Program to Support 25,000 NYC Students

Program Will Provide Summer Learning and Enrichment for 25,000 Charter School Students

Mayor Adams, Former Mayor Bloomberg Announce ‘Summer Boost NYC’ Program to Support 25,000 NYC Students

New York, NY – March 30, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams makes Social Services Announcement with members of his administration at City Hall. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced the launch of ‘Summer Boost NYC’ — a new Bloomberg Philanthropies program that will support […]

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

By David M. Houston, The Conversation When parents look for information to help them choose a good elementary or secondary school for their child, they often turn to a variety of sources online. For instance, they may check out state government websites that provide “report cards” on local schools. Examples include Virginia’s School Quality Profiles […]

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

By Manuel Holguin By March 25, 2020, a few months after the first reported case of COVID-19 in the US, all public schools were closed indefinitely. “It became immediately apparent that the pandemic would have a huge impact on students and specifically students of color and students from low-income communities,” said Allison Socol, Ph.D., during […]

Chancellor Banks Announces Updates on the Future of Enrollment and Admissions in NYC Schools

Chancellor Banks Announces Updates on the Future of Enrollment and Admissions in NYC Schools

NEW YORK – Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today announced his vision for the future of enrollment and admissions in New York City public schools. For decades, the Department of Education (DOE)’s enrollment and admissions policies have caused uncertainty, confusion and anxiety among families across the City. Chancellor Banks is committed to reimagining these processes […]

Chancellor Banks Outlines Vision for Transforming and Building Trust in NYC Public Schools

Chancellor Banks Outlines Vision for Transforming and Building Trust in NYC Public Schools

Photo Credit: Department of Education NEW YORK – Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today will deliver remarks on his vision for New York City public schools and the Department of Education’s priorities. At the center of Chancellor Banks’ vision are his four pillars, which include reimagining the student experience; scaling, sustaining and restoring what works; […]

For-Profit Charter Schools Using Our Children for Profit

For-Profit Charter Schools Using Our Children for Profit

By Jeff Bryant, LA Progressive Charter School Industry Lobbying Firm Rushes to Defend Schools That Think of Children as a Business The top lobbying group for the charter school industry is rushing to preserve millions in funds from the federal government that flow to charter operators that have turned their K-12 schools into profit-making enterprises, […]