“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.
by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News New Yorkers got through the extreme cold weather for which Governor Kathy Hochul issued an alert on Saturday. Residents did fine. Or, for Buffalo Bills fans, better than fine as the team ignored frigid temperatures on the way to a 47 -17 win over New England on
Governor Kathy Hochul said on Saturday that week-over-week COVID cases in New York plunged a whopping 47% in the state. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News “We are turning the corner on the winter surge, but we’re not through this yet,” Governor Hochul said. “Please keep getting vaccinated, getting the booster dose, getting our children
Carl Schurz Park is a quiet green space in Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Home to Gracie Mansion, where New York’s mayors live, it rises above Hell Gate, the confluence where tides from Long Island Sound collide with those from the East and Harlem Rivers. It has a rich history, including substituting for Central