Rise & Shine: City still trying to arrange yeshiva visits after deadline passes
Leaky roofs. Rodent infestations. No heat in the winter. The plight of residents in New York City's public housing buildings is well-known, but pre-K centers housed in NYCHA community centers face many of the same challenges. Providers have had to close centers, dig into their own pockets to fund repairs, and even host bake sales to pay for fines when cited for violations. Here's what these nonprofits are up against.
Plus, read about a suite of proposed bills that could help shine a light on whether students with special needs are receiving the services they're entitled to.
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— Christina Veiga, reporter
CRUMBLING CLASSROOMS As much-needed repairs stack up, child care centers in NYCHA buildings face fines, tap their own budgets for repairs, and sometimes have to close. Chalkbeat
HERE’S THE BILL The City Council on Monday will consider bills that would require the education department to disclose whether individual schools are providing students with disabilities the services they need, whether pre-K students are receiving therapy, and more. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News
DRIVERS ED Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to crack down on parking placard abuse. City teachers have received almost 32,000 parking passes. New York Times
TIME’S TICKING City officials say they’re still having “conversations” with the leaders of yeshivas even though a deadline has passed to schedule visits to the schools. Some have claimed the private religious schools aren’t providing an adequate education, as required to receive public money. Gothamist
BY THE NUMBERS Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza recently questioned why so many students in New York City qualify for gifted and talented programs. New York Post
TIME FOR SCHOOL The Staten Island borough president says research shows school should start later. Staten Island Advance