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Anyone experiencing whiplash from last March after seeing what appears to be another — and larger — wave of coronavirus cases throughout the country, they’re certainly not alone. But another first wave-era city policy could soon rear its ugly head: Fully remote learning. more
Even with concerns SARS-CoV-2 is still present in public schools, parents still had a golden parachute at their disposal: They could opt out of hybrid learning and choose fully remote classes at any time throughout the academic year. And many did so, thinking they’d have a few opportunities to opt back in when they felt it was safe. more
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced over the summer the city would close down its schools if the seven-day rolling average of positive coronavirus tests reached 3 percent, such a number seemed far away — especially with said rates at record lows. At the time. more
After years of a job well done, Michael Bloomberg saw fit to give most city employees a raise — along with renewed contracts — while he was still mayor in 2009. But there was one cohort of workers left out: public school teachers.  more
There had been hope P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil would reopen its physical campus last Friday. But in the late evening hours the night before, parents received much different news: The school will remain closed until at least Nov. 5. more
There had been hope P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil would reopen its physical campus on Friday. But in the late evening hours the night before, parents received much different news: The school will be closed until at least Nov. 5. more
Don't expect any traffic around P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil School on Thursday morning, because the campus is now closed. At least for the next 24 hours. more
Michael Simmon may teach U.S. history, but he also believes history is in the making every day. And that’s especially the case after the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement over the past several months. more
After two false starts, one major change of plans, and even a few threats to strike, the last of some 1,600 city public schools reopened a couple weeks ago. more
One week can make all the difference when it comes to education policy in the city — especially during a public health crisis. more
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