“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.
A 5-year-old girl and a 36-year-old woman were killed by a fire inside a public housing apartment in Harlem that officials believe was caused by the exploding battery of an electric scooter. The blaze, which ignited in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, also seriously injured the girl’s father. Greg B. Smith, The City Republished with
Bernard J. WolfsonAugust 2, 2022 Republished with Permission: The Roosevelt Island Daily News Here we are in the grip of yet another covid-19 surge, yet most people I see out and about are behaving as if the pandemic is over. And I live in Los Angeles County, whose public health department is arguably one of
The second round of picking candidates for the general election wraps up on August 23rd, but early voting starts on August 13th. This time around, we pick state senators and congressional representatives. And the voting site for all Roosevelt Islanders is PS/IS 217 at 645 Main Street. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News