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 […]

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 […]

Some NYC Schools Struggling to Spend Federal Relief Funds

Some NYC Schools Struggling to Spend Federal Relief Funds

By Reema Amin, Chalkbeat, THE CITY The promise of more than $7 billion in federal COVID relief funding for New York City schools inspired some families and educators to imagine big changes in this year’s classrooms. And while hundreds of millions of dollars have been distributed directly to schools to create extra tutoring, professional development, […]