New York City students and their families have been through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the crisis, the city's education system and policies offered unequal opportunities that produced unequal outcomes, with substantial disparities for black and Latino students, low-income students, multilingual students, students with disabilities, and homeless students. To ensure that every student succeeds academically, socially, and emotionally, and to address pre-existing inequities in educational opportunities, the next mayor's first term in office must prioritize these issues. The current mayoral administration has taken steps to address the disruption caused by the pandemic, including the announcement of a framework for academic recovery that includes new investments in early literacy, special education services, curriculum development, university counseling, and other programs.
Reso A projects are school-specific capital improvement or improvement projects that are funded through individual grants awarded by county presidents or members of the New York City Council. These projects can help to preserve the rich architectural history of New York City's public education buildings for generations to come. In order to prepare students for success after graduating from high school, New York City public schools must provide students with the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to make informed decisions about postsecondary education and career paths that link their elementary and secondary education experiences to real-world employment opportunities. Low-income New Yorkers were particularly dissatisfied with their children's educational experiences.
A recent study by the New York Coalition for Educational Justice found that authors of books in the curricula of commonly used elementary schools in New York City are, on average, 84 percent white, even though the city's students are 85 percent students of color. As part of developing policy recommendations to address these issues, the authors contacted students, parents, educators, and community members and organized a series of round tables with them about their experience of having to adapt their lives and their educational experience in response to this global pandemic. The impact of the digital divide on learning was especially pronounced due to the lack of access to computers and the Internet. To ensure that all New York City students have access to quality education and equal opportunities for success after graduation, it is essential that Reso A projects are implemented in order to improve school infrastructure and curricula.
These projects can help to preserve the rich architectural history of New York City's public education buildings for generations to come while also providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their future.