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Judge upholds pause on hundreds of millions in NYC school budget cuts

Judge upholds pause on hundreds of millions in NYC school budget cuts Budget cuts to New York City schools are on hold at least until an Aug. 4 court hearing, a Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday, despite strenuous objections from city lawyers who argued that pausing the cuts would disrupt planning for next school year. Judge […]

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NYC to expand transfer high schools to help English language learners

New York City education officials are planning to expand the number of transfer high schools that can serve students learning English as a new language, using a Bronx school for newcomer immigrants as one model, according to a top department official. The city shared few details but the move could be an answer to calls […]

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Brooklyn school mourns Kade Lewin, 12-year-old shooting victim

From Chalkbeat: He was an active participant in class, had an infectious smile, and loved football. Some of his peers considered him a brother. One by one, students and staff spoke in a schoolyard memorial Wednesday afternoon to share memories of Kade Lewin, a 12-year-old student at Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy who was shot […]

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CDC lifts mandate requiring wearing of masks in schools, NYC isn’t on board with new guidelines yet

From Chalkbeat:  Students may finally be able to trade in their masks for a thinking cap. Under new federal guidelines, vaccinated teachers and students will no longer need to wear masks inside school buildings, even though children below the age of 12 are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine. The new relaxed guidelines announced […]

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26% more LI educators filed for retirement in 2020, data shows

Retirement applications from Long Island public school teachers, principals and other educators spiked last year, data shows, reflecting the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on education and possibly worsening a teacher shortage. For those entering the education workforce, this means there is going to be a good opportunity to find and keep a job as a teacher. […]

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NY education officials propose removing Regents exams from graduation requirements

Chalkbeat has this story about changes to testing: “The decision comes after the Biden administration said testing will be required this year, but that schools wouldn’t be held accountable for scores. New York high school students may not need Regents exams this year to earn a diploma, state education officials announced Tuesday. State officials plan […]

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