The number of students in the city’s public schools who lived for some part of the school year in New York’s homeless shelters during school year 2015-2016 rose by more than 4,000, or 15 percent, over the preceding year to nearly 33,000.
Efforts to rezone elementary schools to increase socioeconomic integration and ease overcrowding can spark vigorous debate in the affected communities. But admissions methods vary across the 32 school districts, and even among individual schools within districts.
One of Mayor de Blasio’s earliest education initiatives sought to establish 100 “community schools” that provide a mix of academic and other supports to students and their families through partnerships with community-based organizations. By August 2018 there were more than 200 community schools.
Entries for the 33rd annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest are now being accepted. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction are undertaking a $31 million infrastructure project to upgrade water mains in Washington Heights.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now a Continuing Teaching & Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor approved by the New York State Education Department. Trout fishing season begins on reservoirs and streams in NYC watersheds.