The Digest: Top EduNews Hotlist, Fri. 3/03/23
The latest headlines affecting NYC Public Schools, public education and beyond.
Here are the top NYC Education stories for today, Friday, 3/03/2023, at The Digest — EONYC’s news magazine.
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Youth mental health service overhaul: NYC’s plan to help kids in crisis
ny.chalkbeat.orgYouth mental health service overhaul: NYC’s plan to help kids in crisisThe needs are high: About a fifth of children ages 3 to 13 had one or more mental, emotional, developmental or behavioral problems in 2021, according to NYC health department data.
City Council bill would expand free childcare to NYC infants as young as 6 weeks old
gothamist.comCity Council bill would expand free childcare to NYC infants as young as 6 weeks oldThe bill, which does not yet have a cost estimate, proposes free universal childcare for kids aged 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Adams administration has paused expansion of existing early childhood programs.
Ban Corporal Punishment in Private Schools, New York Lawmakers Say
nytimes.comBan Corporal Punishment in Private Schools, New York Lawmakers SayThe proposals from state legislators come in response to a New York Times investigation that reported the use of slaps and kicks to keep order in some Hasidic Jewish schools.
3 years since the pandemic wrecked attendance, kids still aren't showing up to school
npr.org3 years since the pandemic wrecked attendance, kids still aren’t showing up to schoolBy some estimates, chronic absenteeism doubled during the pandemic. Now, about halfway through the most “normal” school year since 2020, the situation hasn’t improved in many places.
The “Uber-ification” of Teaching Will Destroy Public Education ❧ Current Affairs
currentaffairs.orgThe “Uber-ification” of Teaching Will Destroy Public Education ❧ Current Affairs<p>Some school districts have begun outsourcing in-person teaching positions to ‘edtech’ companies that offer remote teachers. But this is not going to make labor conditions better for teachers, or classrooms better for students.</p>
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