Rise & Shine: What should NYC preschool teachers do if immigration authorities come knocking?
As federal authorities ramp up deportations and tighten immigration rules, city preschools are gearing up: They're training teachers on the facts and what to do in the unlikely situation that immigration officials show up.
"We’re trying to avoid families really fearing and avoiding getting services,” said Mary Cheng, director of early childhood services for the council.
And, parents tell the Daily News that despite busing improvements touted by the education department, they're still struggling to get real-time updates on where school buses are.
—Reema Amin, reporter
CALMING FEARS City preschools are training teachers on what to do if immigration authorities come knocking. Chalkbeat
BUS WOES Despite a new GPS tracking system, parents tell the Daily News that they’re struggling to get real-time information on where school buses are. New York Daily News
9/11 A new state law allows for a moment of silence for 9/11 in New York’s public schools. ABC, CBS
UNCERTAINTY As post-9/11 health problems mount, students who attended school in lower Manhattan at the time fear an uncertain future. ABC, CBS
OUTREACH Two councilmen say the city should reach out to the thousands of students and school staffers who were near Ground Zero on 9/11 and could have been exposed to dangerous conditions. New York Daily News
BACKLASH The state education department has received more than 140,000 comments opposing its proposal to increase oversight of private schools. New York Post
DOLLARS AND SENSE Sen. Shelley Mayer, chair of the Senate’s education committee, will begin holding round tables this fall — and a public hearing in New York City – over the formula that sends major dollars to schools across the state. Rockland/Westchester Journal News