“The number of public school students has fallen sharply across New York City this year, declining 4%, or roughly 43,000,” says a report in Chalkbeat. There are multiple reasons, the pandemic being the one of many. But the losses vary widely from one school to the next.
Their report includes new data from New York City and the state, and there’s a handy, searchable chart at the end. How did your school do?
Here on Roosevelt Island, the results are better than most, but figuring out why is only guess work.
PS/IS 217 has 621 enrolled, a drop of only 10 students,. That works out to just 1.57%, less than half the city average.
Four Freedoms State Park opens its arms wider, starting today. Already heralded as New York City’s most serene retreat, the park extends itself to visitors previously unable to enjoy its pleasures in full. A project begins today. davidstone1313 See author's posts
This weekend, RIOC flipped its lid over a date with Cousins Maine Lobster’s food truck. Not awful because people love their sandwiches, but why is the state agency promoting a commercial business? From out of town. When it rarely does a damn thing for locals…? davidstone1313 See author's posts
Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated
Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 28 at 7:21pm ESTby THE CITY Even as the governor advocated a Women’s Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronts a second allegation of sexual harassment by a