By Jessica Calarco and Ilana Horn, The Conversation Whenever “Gina,” a fifth grader at a suburban public school on the East Coast, did her math homework, she never had to worry about whether she could get help from her mom. “I help her a lot with homework,” Gina’s mother, a married, mid-level manager for a […]
Pre-dating the Brooklyn Bridge or the Empire State Building, the New York State Regents Exams, established in the 1860s and given in grades 9-12, are the bedrock strata for the current system of using tests to evaluate schools. As with standardized State tests administered in grades 3-8, their outcomes have come to directly impact school […]
By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat For many New York City parents, the move during the pandemic to virtual school board meetings meant they could attend without having to scramble for child care or figure out transportation. Now, participating in these meetings could once again become difficult, and that could have important consequences in terms of whose […]
The hiring of 25 educators from the Dominican Republic establishes a new pipeline of diverse, bilingual educators prepared to serve students across the city.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Program Will Provide Summer Learning and Enrichment for 25,000 Charter School 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Steven Almazán, Civil Rights As a former graduate of Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Boyle Heights, a neighborhood on the eastside of Los Angeles, I know the tremendous benefits that early childhood education programs had on myself and my family, particularly my mother who immigrated to the United States from México. […]