New York City Schools

Mayor De Blasio Sticks to Sept. 10 School Opening

Aug 13, 2020
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting the plan is still to have school open as scheduled September 10th as principals ask for in person learning to be delayed.

Principals and administrators have a lot of unanswered questions and concerns related to the coronavirus. They feel they may not be ready for schools opening in time but Mayor de Blasio says there’s still a month to go.

“The fact that there is a lot of outstanding questions doesn’t scare me. We are going to deal with the questions. We’re going to keep making progress everyday,” he said.

NYC Reveals Hybrid Plan for School in September

Jul 8, 2020
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New York City officials are revealing a hybrid learning plan for the start of the school year in September to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Mayor de Blasio says the vast majority of children will head to the classroom two to three days a week. The other days will be remote learning.

“This blended model, this kinda split schedule model is what we can do under current conditions,” the mayor said.

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After much debate, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the decision Sunday to close New York City Schools at least through April 20. 

The Mayor was getting pressure from parents, unions and other elected officials to shutter the schools amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

Both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and de Blasio have resisted calls to shut down the schools, warning that forcing health care workers to stay home and supervise their children would cause a drag on a hospital system already bracing for an overwhelming influx of patients.