From being homeless to creating school curriculums 

From being homeless to creating school curriculums 

Actor Dayo Olatokun went from sleeping in his car in Los Angeles to creating a four-week arts program for NYC students. The artist realized he wanted to use his experience to help youth identify their passions early to avoid becoming a struggling artist. So, Olatokun founded the nonprofit organization GPA—the Gifted & Purposed Alliance.

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New program for dyslexia

New program for dyslexia

Mayor Eric Adams has announced his plan to support students with dyslexia in NYC public schools. The DOE will now screen all students in kindergarten through second grade for literacy three times a year by educational company…

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Schools are worried about enrollment declines 

Schools are worried about enrollment declines 

Through Fair Student Funding (FSF), NYC schools receive funding based on their enrollment numbers. But with enrollment declines as a result of the pandemic, this formula was temporarily halted. While the DOE will allocate some…

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Funding formula blocked

Funding formula blocked

Lastt week, the Panel for Education Policy, which oversees NYC public schools, blocked the proposed formula for how much money each school should receive for the 2022-23 school year. The panel, which is known to typically okay…

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School lunch now has an Insta

School lunch now has an Insta

My oldest daughter turned 16 today (I’m still in denial), which means she’s got over a decade of school lunches under her belt. And I must say, either her taste buds have drastically changed, or…

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Deputy chancellor announces new leadership staff

Deputy chancellor announces new leadership staff

In an email to DOE staffers, deputy chancellor of school leadership Dr. Desmond Blackburn recently announced the three chiefs of school support for the division of school leadership. Blackburn says these new leadership roles will…

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