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NYC Admits it Needs to Keep Tabs on School Counselors

It's no secret that high school guidance counselors are overburdened, but a City Council bill seeks the raw data to prove it.

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Solar Schools: NYC Invests $28M in Rooftop Panels

New York City is taking a "rooftop" down approach to fighting greenhouse gas emissions.

NYC Admits it Needs to Keep Tabs on School Counselors

It's no secret that high school guidance counselors are overburdened, but a City Council bill seeks the raw data to prove it.

How Should NYC Lift the Ban on Cell Phones in Schools?

Mayor de Blasio is still figuring out how to lift the ban on cell phones in schools, but New Yorkers had plenty to say in the meantime on WNYC's Brian Lehrer show.

Chancellor to Schools: Focus on Social Studies

New York City schools are being encouraged to put more focus on geography and to use more engaging books, in an update to the system's curriculum for social studies.

Help for NYC Parents Facing Middle School Admissions Maze

The process of applying to a New York City public middle school just got a little easier. If you sign up, we'll send a weekly email to guide you through the process, step by step.

Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers

Fresh grass. Freedom. Success. That was the sensation Edward Munoz experienced every time he walked onto a soccer field. But in school, he felt like he wasn’t meant to be there.

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

In Washington Heights, Students Greet Spanish Queen With Selfies and Song

Queen Letizia of Spain welcomed four Spanish immersion New York City Schools into a prestigious international network.

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

Mayor de Blasio Issues Stern Warning After Special Ed Teen Disappears from School

NYC officials are investigating what went wrong at the special ed school where a teenager managed to leave undetected almost a year after the tragic disappearance of Avonte Oquendo.

UPDATE: Missing Teen Found After Leaving Special Ed School in Brooklyn

Nashaly Perez-Rodriguez's disappearance comes less than a year after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school in Long Island City.

Regents Weigh New Routes for a HS Diploma

High school students may finally be allowed to swap out one of the five Regents exams required for graduation for an alternative test that meets their interests or area of study.

Mayor Says Seats for After-School Programs Filling Up

Mayor Bill De Blasio is urging middle schoolers' parents to sign up their kids now.

New York City on Hook for Charter School Rent

Charter schools that rent market-rate spaces are testing their new right to free space in public buildings. If the city can't make room for them, it will have to cover the costs. 

Opinion: Well-Trained Volunteers a Key Resource for Schools

There are lots of ways to help kids who need it. Two education leaders celebrate the teaching volunteers from AmeriCorps on the 20th anniversary of the program. 

Judge Approves Merger of Teacher Tenure Lawsuits

Two lawsuits challenging teacher tenure rules in the state will be consolidated, allowing both of them to proceed in a Staten Island courthouse.

New York Gives More Space to Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has agreed to let four more charter schools take space in public school buildings, including two run by Eva Moskowitz's Success network.

Report: NYC Needs to Do More for Over-Age Middle School Students

A quarter of New York City middle school students have been held back at least once. Advocates say the city needs to do more to prevent them from dropping out of school altogether.

Seats Remain Unfilled in Pre-K Expansion Despite High Demand

In week two of New York's pre-k expansion, some programs face huge waiting lists while others struggle to fill empty seats.

Photos: New York Goes Back to School

From first day outfits to tearful goodbyes, nearly 100 photos were circulated in the WNYC/New York Daily News #BacktoSchool photo share. Thank you to all who participated!