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May and June are typically when students don caps and gowns, making the stride to accept their high school diplomas in front of their families and friends during their commencement ceremonies. But with a coronavirus pandemic still very much a part of people’s daily lives, the thought of hosting such ceremonies could spell serious jeopardy for everyone involved, and anyone they might come into contact with after. more
Ileana Glyptis of Riverdale was one of 480 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, last month. more
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
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