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The 2021 Student Achievement Plan from NYC schools: What parents need to know

The DOE is looking ahead.

Written by
Danielle Valente

Although we're living in an unpredictable time, the NYC DOE is looking ahead and preparing for what comes next.  

During a Dec 10 press briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza took time to address NYC schools' 2021 Student Achievement Plan that will begin in September. It's a combination of academic and emotional strategies to help students in a post-pandemic environment—a look at a new normal.  

The main goals are as follows: 

  • To determine what ground schools lost during this difficult time 
  • To improve digital curriculums throughout NYC schools 
  • To create a "one-stop digital learning hub"
  • Improving professional development for staff  
  • Expanding the newly launched Parent University
  • Addressing students' mental health needs

"If we're there for [the children] every step along the way, we can figure out what each child needs to succeed and how to support them," the mayor said during the press briefing. "That's what this is all about." 

Students in 3-K, Pre-K, grades K-5 and all grade levels of District 75 schools have started returning to the classroom. However, middle and high school students are still learning remotely until further notice. It's likely that they won't return to school until the new year.

For more information, visit NYC schools online. We'll be sure to update you as soon as more information becomes available. 

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