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School doors remain tightly shut as the coronavirus makes its way through thousands of people in New York. But they won’t remain closed forever. When it’s time once again to reopen classrooms and school buildings, how will that happen? And what can administrators — and even parents — do to keep children safe? more
Just a few weeks ago, few if anyone even knew this was something doctors — and parents — should be looking out for. But a new syndrome among children, called MIS-C, is starting to be identified in a number of states and countries. And because of it, schools will remain closed through the summer. more
Don't expect life to return to normal anytime soon. But for those willing to settle for a "new normal" — at least for now — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has some good news: You might start to experience it in just another month. more
Van Cortlandt Park Alliance — the civic group formed from the merger of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park — has found its first executive director. more
In what seems like Round 2 of the power struggle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the jury remains out on whether public schools in New York will close for the rest of the academic year.  more
Richard Carranza wants to make sure no child goes hungry during the coronavirus pandemic, and to that end he has ensured that, at least during the week, all of them have access to three square meals a day. Whether they attend public school or not. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio has made it official: All public schools are closed Monday, and they won't open again until — at the earliest — April 20. more
A former elementary school administrator’s libel case against Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz took a stumble backward Monday after a judge dismissed part of his claim against the lawmaker, while also fining both him and his counsel for their “appalling lack of civility” in the case. more
Know a student who took a computer science class last year? There’s a good chance it was part of a citywide push implemented by the public schools chancellor. more
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