Selim Algar

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Over 50 NYC schools missing at least half their students since returning from winter break

The kids aren’t alright. More than 50 city schools had at least half of their students absent Thursday amid an ongoing Department...

NYC schools continue to struggle with high teacher, staff absences

City schools continued to battle heavy absenteeism among both teachers and students Tuesday amid an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases. Teachers union...

National coalition of parent groups rips remote learning

A national coalition of parent advocate groups blasted efforts by some school districts to adopt remote learning amid a fresh coronavirus wave....

NYC parents blast belated TikTok school shooting threat warning

City parents said the Department of Education should have warned them earlier about a TikTok school shooting threat — and that the...

New NYC schools boss doesn’t plan to ‘beat everyone over the head with race’

Incoming city schools chief David Banks isn’t going to be “the chancellor who is going to beat everybody over the head with...

CUNY law students warring with faculty members over anti-Israel resolution

It’s an escalating war of words over Israel at the City University of New York. The student government of CUNY’s law school...

Tweed-ing out the bureaucrats: David Banks vows DOE house cleaning

Incoming city schools Chancellor David Banks wants to foreclose on the Department of Education’s bureaucratic bloat. Speaking alongside mayor-elect Eric Adams Thursday...

Hundreds of college professors blast ‘woke’ math movement

Hundreds of prominent professors — including top names from CUNY, NYU, and Columbia — have signed a letter blasting the erosion of...

Parents furious with decade-long, multi-million dollar NYC school roof repair

They’re through the roof. A seemingly endless, multi-million dollar roof repair at a Manhattan school building has somehow dragged on for a...

NYC teachers appeal to SCOTUS in last-ditch attempt to stave off vaccine mandate

Teachers opposed to the city’s vaccination mandate are appealing to the US Supreme Court in a last ditch attempt to halt Friday’s...

NYC’s COVID-19 spending for schools could lead to ‘fiscal cliff,’ audit warns

Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic. The city’s costly campaign...

20% of NYC high school students to resume in-person learning on March 22

About 20 percent of the city’s nearly 300,000 high schoolers will return to in-person instruction later this month for the first time since November,...

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