Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership with the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

The hiring of 25 educators from the Dominican Republic establishes a new pipeline of diverse, bilingual educators prepared to serve students across the city.

Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership with the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

New York, NY – June 27, 2022: Chancellor David Banks speaks during joined introduction of new public school superintendents with mayor Eric Adams at Tweed Courthouse. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today announced a new effort, facilitated in partnership with the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in […]

Worried About Back-to-School Inflation? Latest Price Data on Backpacks, Laptops and Kids’ Clothes Offers Some Relief for Parents

Worried About Back-to-School Inflation? Latest Price Data on Backpacks, Laptops and Kids’ Clothes Offers Some Relief for Parents

By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation As summer draws to a close, it is time for many to think about back-to-school shopping, such as notebooks, backpacks and new clothes. As an economist who has studied consumer prices for years, I wondered how soaring inflation was affecting the costs of typical back-to-school gear. Consumer prices rose […]

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 […]