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When Columbia University — and the rest of the city — shut down in mid-March, one of the first things Ernest Robertson thought about was the kids. more
Just hours before the city’s largest teachers union was ready to call for a strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded a two-week standoff that would push back the physical reopening of school campuses by nearly two weeks. more
Delays in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are a problem for public schools, but not at any school run by Rabbi Aaron Frank. more
The United Federation of Teachers filed for injunctive relief against city schools chancellor Richard Carranza on Sept. 4, following the delay in reopening physical public school campuses. more
Cuts, scrapes and bruises are common injuries among children. And when they happen at school, more often than not, there’s a nurse nearby to patch them up and send them back to class. more
The city’s parents are between an ever-growing assortment of rocks and hard places when it comes to learning options for their children. They’re juggling the moving parts of in-person classes, mitigating exposure to the coronavirus, and — for parents of younger children — child care. more
Empty your pockets. Take off your belt and your shoes. Hope you don’t have to undergo “the wand.” It’s what we must endure to get on an airplane. But for Bryan Aju, it’s what she and other students face just to get to class. more
There are fewer times in a teenager’s life more anxiety-inducing than junior year of high school. College planning and preparation is stressful enough, and it’s only made more so by the alphabet soup of standardized testing to get into those colleges: SAT, AP, IB, ACT and everything in between. more
It’s no easy feat to reopen the largest public school district in the country. And the attempt to do so is causing a power struggle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s teachers. more
The Bronx High School of Science has more students than some New York towns have people. And that comes with the territory of being one of the most prestigious public high schools in the city. more
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