NYC plans to screen nearly 200,000 students in the early grades to uncover struggling readers. Then what?
From Chalkbeat: In a massive bid to gauge reading skills following COVID-related learning disruptions, New York City’s education department is introducing literacy screening for its nearly 200,000 children in kindergarten through second grade. This fall’s early literacy effort is part of a wider $635 million infusion, almost entirely federally funded, aimed at getting thousands of […]
Vaccine trials in teens yield promising results. What will that mean for NYC schools in the fall?
On the COVID and Schools front, Chalkbeat has this: Encouraging news from COVID-19 vaccine trials in adolescents could help pave the way for “really big and important” changes in schools this fall, one of the city’s top doctors said Wednesday. “To be quite frank, I literally almost dropped my phone when I saw how impressive […]
New CDC guidance: Vaccinate teachers, but don’t wait to open schools
“Highly anticipated new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says schools don’t need to wait for staff to be vaccinated to reopen. Students should return full-time where spread is low or moderate, and with regular testing, the CDC says schools can open for some in-person instruction even when community spread is high. Masks and […]
NYC’s middle school students and returning to school.
New York City’s middle school students will return to their campuses on Feb. 25, education department officials told principals on Monday. Middle school teachers will return the day before to ready their classrooms, and they will be prioritized to receive coronavirus vaccinations during the mid-winter recess, from Feb. 12 – 21, according to education department […]