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  1. schools

    NYC Schools Switch Remote Learning Platform Over Zoom Bombs

    It’s back to the (virtual) drawing board: Department of Education scraps video conferencing service due to “Zoombombing” and turns to Microsoft Teams.

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  2. education

    How NYC Parents are Working to Keep Their Kids Socializing

    Goodbye playgrounds, hello virtual debate and book clubs: Zoom meetings offer those on the connected side of the digital divide a welcome distraction.

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  3. schools

    Cable Companies Relent After Pulling Internet Plug on Some Students

    Spectrum and Optimum will allow families with past unpaid bills to get free service so kids can join remote learning, following Chalkbeat report.

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  4. schools

    Mayor Slams Cable Companies for Denying Some Students Free Internet

    Providers offered service to help low-income students get in on remote learning. But they pulled the plug on some over past unpaid bills.

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  5. food insecurity

    Plan in Works to Expand Free NYC School Meals to Adults, Too

    With demand among students lower than expected, de Blasio eyes giving out food to others for the asking. But food workers are demanding protection.

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  6. education

    Many NYC Public School Students Still Without Computers as Remote Classes Start

    Education Dept. officials acknowledged that it could take weeks before all kids have the technology needed to communicate with their teachers.

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  7. testing patience

    Kids and Parents at Bronx Schools Hit by Coronavirus Wait Anxiously for Guidance

    Days after a teacher tested positive, there’s still no word to families on what they should do now that class is dismissed for at least five weeks.

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  8. education

    With NYC Schools Closed, Parents Become Reluctant Homeschoolers

    Parents were grappling with what role they’re expected to play in their kids’ remote education while balancing other demands amid coronavirus crisis.

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  9. special education

    Parents of Special Education Students Fear Service Lapses with School Closures

    Coronavirus-driven hiatus could mean regression if mandated therapy services aren’t provided, say parents, who are also scrambling for childcare.

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  10. education

    NYC Public School Coronavirus Closure Sets Term on Uncertain Path

    As many details remained unclear, officials addressed a few key concerns — including feeding student who rely on schools for meals.

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  11. health

    School Officials Say: Don’t Report Coronavirus Symptoms to Health Department

    Before closing two Bronx schools over student infection, memo warned staff not to notify front-line epidemic response agency about suspected cases.

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  12. health

    NYC Public School Teacher Reveals Week of Hell Over Coronavirus Scare

    Erin McCarthy was refused test after Italy trip. Then some colleagues turned on her. She finally tested negative, but her life is forever changed.

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  13. the bloomberg way

    A Quick Study on Mike Bloomberg’s Education Record as Mayor

    Chalkbeat reviewed of dozens of studies on the impact of the Democrat presidential candidate’s New York City school policies. Here’s what they found.

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  14. a changing climate

    Earth Day Shouldn’t be Math Test Day, NYC Students Say

    More than two dozen lawmakers are asking the state education department to reschedule the exam so kids can join Earth Day 50th anniversary rallies.

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  15. big spenders

    City Council Looks to Shed Light on Civic Construction Project Costs and Delays

    From pricey park bathrooms to rebuilt schools, an online capital projects tracker would expose big-dollar city spending to public view.

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  16. education

    Why Your Child’s Birth Month Matters in NYC School Assessments

    NYC students born in November and December are classified with learning disabilities at higher rates, suggesting a disadvantage for youngest in class.

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  17. education

    New York City Has a New Special Education Chief

    A 17-year veteran of the education department, Christina Foti is now responsible for some 230,000 students classified as having special needs.

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  18. pre-k

    Nearly 2,000 Students With Special Needs Facing Preschool Lockout This Spring

    Years of insufficient state funding and closure of private pre-K programs cited among reasons for looming shortage of special education slots.

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  19. immigration

    Some Undocumented Students Find Letdown at End of NY DREAM Act Rainbow

    The NY DREAM Act opened college help to undocumented students. But the confusing process ended with unexpected — and unexplained — bad news for some.

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  20. schools

    State Could Ease Requirements for Officers Hearing Special Education Cases

    To help clear over 10,000 backlogged cases, New York state officials are considering eliminating requirement of law license — and upping pay.

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  21. education

    New Dyslexia Risk Screening at Two Brooklyn Schools — For $2,000

    Teachers assessing all first- and second-graders to identify learning challenges gets trial run, after bill to impose statewide testing stalled.

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  22. education

    Mayor Knew About Delay of Damning Yeshiva Report, Probe Finds

    City investigators say City Hall engaged in “political horse trading” during yeshiva review, but de Blasio was cleared of any wrongdoing.

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  23. education

    Two Brooklyn Schools Prepare for Merger That Would Further Student Integration

    As other desegregation battles flare, Fort Greene’s Arts & Letters aims to fold into Bed-Stuy’s PS 305 to reduce crowding and boost diversity.

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  24. schools

    State Regents Board Seeks $2 Billion Education Funding Boost

    Education policymakers cast a final vote on the ask Tuesday, but expect the amount the governor actually gives to school spending to be much less.

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  25. race and class

    Queens Parents Bristle at School District’s Path to Diversity Plan

    A contentious meeting in Jamaica highlights broad community opposition to education officials’ citywide effort to better integrate middle schools.

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  26. education

    Special Education Cases Face ‘Alarming’ Delays as Kids Wait for Help

    Only five hearing officers are set to handle hundreds of new complaints — violating “the civil rights of students with disabilities,” lawyers charge.

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  27. education

    Bard High School Eyes Bronx, But Admissions Policy Might Not Fly

    The school, already in Manhattan and Queens, lets students earn an associate degree. But selective admissions process could sink its chances.

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  28. education

    NYC Boosts Salaries for 1,500 Non-Union Pre-K Teachers

    Pay for teachers in publicly funded but privately run programs would rise by October 2021 to $69,000 — on par with first-year public school teachers.

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  29. education

    Schools Chancellor Carranza Boycotts His Own Parent Advisory Group

    His decision is a direct response to a bitter internal battle among the parents who are supposed to offer counsel to the city public schools leader.

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  30. schools

    Even More Students’ Special Education Evaluations Delayed

    An increasing number of public school kids were delayed in getting evaluated for special education services last year, violating federal timelines.

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  31. schools

    A Tale of Two Special Education Evaluation Systems in NYC Schools

    Critics say the city’s inability to fully assess kids’ needs leads parents with means to seek private help while many others have nowhere to turn.

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  32. education

    Schools Where Students Opted Out of Exams Hit with New Tests

    Kids in Brooklyn and East Harlem face six additional standardized tests this year. Parents weigh their options as they fume over “a slap in the face.”

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  33. schools

    NYC Schools Online Applications a Big Fail, Parents Say

    As students vie for middle and high school slots, parents say the city’s digital portal remains confusing and error-prone: “People are panicking.”

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  34. schools

    Rising School Bus Woes Plague Special Needs Students

    Our analysis found an average of 500 delays a day in the first weeks of classes. Parents describe marathon trips and bizarre detours.

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  35. special education

    A Call to End Special Education Hearing Delays Amid ‘Harm’ to Students

    Education advocates demand “immediate action” on overhauling a complaint system that flouts legal deadlines, making students wait for needed services.

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  36. schools

    State Lawmakers Eye Changing School Funding Formula Amid High Stakes for City

    State dollars make up about a third of city schools’ $34 billion budget. But critics say the city is being shortchanged amid growing student needs.

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  37. schools

    Queens School Pens New Chapter on Teaching Kids to Read

    Parents and educators are watching as Long Island City’s P.S. 111 puts paraprofessionals on the front lines of literacy, with an emphasis on phonics.

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  38. schools

    Pre-K Head Start Teachers Make Deal For Gap-Closing Raises

    The tentative pact marks the second recent labor agreement aiming to bring the teachers’ pay in line with their peers who work in public schools.

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  39. schools

    Schools Chancellor Carranza’s Testing Plan Raises Concerns

    The New York City Department of Education proposal to subject students to “formative assessments” draws questions from union officials and others.

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  40. schools

    Bed-Stuy School District Pushes to End Gifted Program it Fought to Create

    The Community Education Council in Brooklyn’s District 16 urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza to try a more inclusive approach.

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  41. welcome back bill!

    Mayor de Blasio’s Post-Presidential Campaign To-Do List

    From fixing the public housing mess to diversifying schools to property tax reform, the mayor is returning to a pile of pressing business.

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  42. schools

    No Global Climate Strike School Field Trips Allowed, DOE Rules

    Students can still protest without being marked for an unexcused absence — but teachers can’t join them, thanks to a last-minute decision.

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  43. special report

    A Reading ‘Crisis’: Why Some Parents Created a School for Dyslexic Kids

    Pioneering Staten Island school, experts say, underscores systemic failures that drive families to seek help elsewhere — often at taxpayer expense.

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  44. special education

    Children’s Advocates Say DOE Needs Lesson in Compliance

    The Dept. of Education has ignored orders requiring it to provide services to students with disabilities in a timely manner, new motion claims.

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  45. education

    If City Eliminates ‘Gifted’ Programs, Here’s What Could Come Next

    A bombshell report this week by a mayoral advisory group suggested that New York City phase out its “gifted and talented” programs.

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  46. back to school

    Thousands of Special Education Students Missed Nearly Two Months of School

    New analysis shows some 26,000 students with disabilities missed 36 days or more of school in a year. Advocates say the kids need more support.

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  47. schools

    City Should Test Entire Schools for Lead Paint, Lawmakers Say

    City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Mark Treyger, urged the city to expand its testing amid troubling findings in elementary schools.

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  48. haul monitors

    DOE Tardy on Installing GPS in School Buses by Opening Day

    City Council legislation passed in January requires GPS systems in all 9,500 yellow buses, with real-time data for parents, by the first day of class.

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  49. schools

    School Officials Promise Lead Cleanup, But Offer Little Testing Advice

    With nearly 900 city elementary classrooms beset by lead paint, officials say they’re moving quickly — but give minimal guidance on blood tests.

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  50. schools

    Lead Paint Found in Hundreds of NYC Elementary Schools

    More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms tested positive for lead following inspections, according to Department of Education data.

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