1 in 9 NYC students were homeless last year

A new report from Advocates for Children outlines causes of the 14% increase, including the ongoing migrant crisis.


‘Turned a corner’ on enrollment: CUNY chancellor on system’s post pandemic recovery

This October, the nation's largest urban public university is ramping up its efforts to recruit New York City high school seniors by waiving application fees and deploying welcome letters.

New York City

New York City schools are embracing AI. Lawmakers had some questions.

After an about-face on ChatGPT, the Department of Education plans to develop AI policy for grades K-12 by June.


Report: Community preschool teachers paid half as much as public school teachers

Over the course of a 25-year career, educators working in privately-run preschool programs could make $690,000 less than public school teachers.


Major felony crimes up in New York City schools

School safety has been a major focus after a string of high-profile incidents occurred outside school buildings last year.


Report: Just a third of NYC schools are ADA compliant

People with physical disabilities are unable to access a single classroom at 40% of schools.


City & State’s Education in New York Summit brings light to resource disparities across the state

The event attended by government leaders and educators revealed obstacles to equity and the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Jennifer Raab says goodbye to Hunter College after nearly a quarter century

The exiting college president sat down with City & State to discuss her impact on the school and the legacy she leaves after more than 22 years of service.

New York City

New York City likely to hire close to 18,000 teachers to meet state mandated lower class sizes: Report

The new staffing will cost between $1.6 billion and $1.9 billion each year over the next five years, according to an analysis by the Independent Budget Office

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Eric Adams announces new contract deal with teachers union that allows more remote learning

The 120,000 union members will also see significant raises as part of the contract that extends through 2027.


Opinion: An LGBTQIA+ education will keep our kids safe

New York, a leader of progressive movements from the Stonewall uprising to the marriage equality campaign, should reflect its legacy of inclusivity and equality in its curriculum.


Adrienne Adams and advocates lay out plan for strengthening early childhood programs

The City Council Speaker called the system managed by the Department of Education “broken”


Opinion: We must act now to improve access to New York City's early education system

The current enrollment set-up doesn’t do enough to inform parents about free child care and get kids in the city’s 3-K and pre-K programs.


What’s up with the New York City schools budget this year?

Mayor Eric Adams proposed a nearly $1 billion cut to the $31 billion Department of Education budget.


‘Zombie’ charter compromise angers public school advocates

Gov. Kathy Hochul originally wanted to lift the New York City charter cap, but is now considering reviving about two dozen lapsed charter licenses instead.