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; […]

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, […]

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, […]