The Digest: Top EduNews Hotlist, Wed. 3/15/23
The latest headlines affecting NYC Public Schools, public education and beyond.
Here are the top NYC Education stories for today, Wednesday, 3/15/2023, at The Digest — EONYC’s news magazine.
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NY legislature dumps Hochul’s charter school proposal
ny.chalkbeat.orgNY legislature dumps Hochul’s charter school proposalBoth the state Senate and Assembly called to remove Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to allow New York City to open more than 100 new charter schools.
nydailynews.comCrucial CUNY programs on the chopping block in NYC budgetCouncil members and advocates sounded the alarm that the loss of several CUNY programs could cost the city more money than it is saving, if students who need the support abandon their degrees and enrollment continues to plummet.
nydailynews.comN.Y. lawmakers push back on Hochul budget plans, reject bail changes and raising charter capThe one-house resolutions, which include progressive priorities, tenant protections and new taxes on the wealthy to assist the cash-strapped MTA, set the table for an intense period of negotiations leading up New York’s April 1 budget deadline.
LA Unified School District closure imminent: Teachers poised to protest over demands
usatoday.comLos Angeles education workers poised to announce strike that ‘likely’ would close hundreds of schoolsThe district’s 35,000 teachers plan to join others including bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria employees and aides for students with disabilities.
Teen shot and injured outside high school on Upper West Side
abc7ny.comPolice to increase presence near Manhattan schools in wake of 3 recent shootingsAll three shootings are still being investigated, as police say they are stepping up their resources and deploying more officers to Manhattan schools.
Mayor Adams, NYC Schools Chancellor Banks honor 35 'NYC Hunger Heroes'
abc7ny.comMayor Adams, NYC Schools Chancellor Banks honor 35 ‘NYC Hunger Heroes’The city honored 35 “NYC Hunger Heroes” who have gone above and beyond to provide kids with access to nutritious meals every day.
School safety agent numbers dropped during the pandemic. NYC doesn’t plan to staff back up.
paper.liSchool safety agent numbers dropped during the pandemic. NYC doesn’t plan to staff back up.The move is a victory for advocates who have pushed to reduce police presence in schools, but it won mixed reactions from educators and union officials.
State Senate passes bill to establish ‘scramble’ crosswalks outside NYC schools
paper.liState Senate passes bill to establish ‘scramble’ crosswalks outside NYC schools | amNewYorkA bill that the state Senate passed on Monday would require New York City to implement “scramble” crosswalks outside all of its schools, allowing little ones
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