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Putting the words “Green New Deal” together doesn’t quite invoke political unity as one might suspect. Even within the Democratic Party. U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman's $1.43 trillion plan would retrofit some of the highest-need schools. more
Over the last three years, nearly 79,000 eighth and ninth graders have tried to gain entry into a handful of the city’s specialized schools like Bronx Science and the High School of American Studies, only to have more than 65,000 of them fall short. more
The city’s public high school students barely spent a month on campus before they were shut down again due to rising coronavirus cases citywide. more
When city public school buildings shut down after the weekly positive coronavirus test rate reached 3 percent, Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted the city’s 1.1 million public school students to return to campus as early as possible. more
School doors remain tightly shut as the coronavirus makes its way through thousands of people in New York. But they won’t remain closed forever. When it’s time once again to reopen classrooms and school buildings, how will that happen? And what can administrators — and even parents — do to keep children safe? more
Bill de Blasio leads more people than the governors of 38 states. Yet, getting respect as a mayor is fleeting more often than not, especially from de Blasio’s own governor, Andrew Cuomo. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio has made it official: All public schools are closed Monday, and they won't open again until — at the earliest — April 20. more
There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) at New York City public schools. But what’s in those meals is being scrutinized by parents and elected officials, to the point one councilman has convinced his colleagues to advocate for change. more
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