Thousands of NYC students lost parents to COVID. Many aren’t getting the help they need.
This story was produced in collaboration with THE CITY, Columbia Journalism Investigations, Type Investigations and City Limits as part of “MISSING THEM,” THE CITY’s COVID memorial and journalism project. Do you know a child who has lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19? Tell us more here. If you know someone who died due to COVID, share their story here or email us at […]
Mayor Eric Adams promises mental telehealth support for all NYC high school students
All New York City high school students will have access to mental health support through telehealth programs, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday, his first major effort to address growing concerns about student wellbeing. “This year we’re rolling out the biggest student mental health program in the country,” Adams said during his annual State of the […]
NYC’s education panel grows with new mayoral appointees and elected members
Mayor Eric Adams unveiled on Thursday his newly appointed members to New York City’s Panel for Educational Policy, which has grown significantly in response to an updated state law. Adams appointed six new people to the newly expanded panel that signs off on major education department contracts and school closures or co-locations. State lawmakers last […]
NYC sends $12 million to schools serving newcomers. The city’s budget watchdog says they’re owed more.
New York City is distributing nearly $12 million in extra funding to schools that have welcomed new students who are homeless, officials announced Monday — though the city’s budget watchdog claims that schools are owed substantially more. Roughly 7,200 students who live in temporary housing have enrolled in the city’s schools since July 2. Many […]
Alumni Success Story – Diana Weaver
We caught up with Diana Weaver, the new Assistant Principal at for the New Hyde Park, Garden City Park School District, serving as the first Assistant Principal position ever held in the district. We’re very excited for her successes and grateful to call her an alum! Tell us a bit about yourself! The 2019-2020 school […]
Chaotic end to NYC school year: Rage over budget cuts
A wave of disappointment and anger is spreading across New York City school communities, touched off by Mayor Eric Adams’ recently announced budget cuts: Parents fear they’ll see programs discontinued in the fall, and teachers are worried about their jobs. While the cuts are tied to K-12 declining enrollment —which has dropped by 9.5% since […]
Job Postings – Week of 5-9-2022
At CITE, we strive to provide tools and resources to our community, not only while you are students, but as you go into the professional world. Below is a list of job postings from our network. If you feel you are a good candidate, please contact the organization directly through the info below. If you […]
This bestselling Holocaust novel is getting a sequel. I won’t be teaching it.
From Chalkbeat: My bookshelves bridge genres and formats, but fiction has always been my first love. When we escape into a text that we know is made-up, we let our guards down, and that vulnerability can force us to face truths that we might otherwise avoid. Reading can foster empathy, and studies have even shown […]