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Fariña at summer learning event: Books are the answer to everything

Students from seven middle schools and three community-based centers were at the event with New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña to celebrate the end of a reading pilot program called SummerSail, which aims to stem the “learning loss” that affects many students from low-income families when school is out.

In pursuit of pre-K goal, New York City goes to great lengths to enlist yeshivas

As the city scurries to make 53,000 full-day pre-kindergarten slots available this September, every seat counts. But when officials tried to round up pre-K seats in Jewish schools, the largest group of non-public schools in the city, some ultra-Orthodox yeshivas hesitated to add full-day programs that would limit their time for religious instruction.