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Cuts, scrapes and bruises are common injuries among children. And when they happen at school, more often than not, there’s a nurse nearby to patch them up and send them back to class. more
Empty your pockets. Take off your belt and your shoes. Hope you don’t have to undergo “the wand.” It’s what we must endure to get on an airplane. But for Bryan Aju, it’s what she and other students face just to get to class. more
It’s no easy feat to reopen the largest public school district in the country. And the attempt to do so is causing a power struggle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s teachers. more
The Bronx High School of Science has more students than some New York towns have people. And that comes with the territory of being one of the most prestigious public high schools in the city. more
The first day of kindergarten can be a daunting experience for children and parents alike. And with this academic year coming with the added needs of physical distancing and personal protective equipment being thrown into the mix, it only promises to be more daunting. more
Transitioning into any new environment is never easy. But it’s likely few experiences compare to the sudden fish-out-of-water feeling nearly every teenager gets when he or she walks into a high school for the first time. more
Opening public schools for the fall is something Mayor Bill de Blasio has been pushing quite heavily — even before he got the go-ahead from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But accomplishing it is something that is going to take some serious planning — something people like council Speaker Corey Johnson doesn’t feel there’s been enough of. more
With the beginning of the academic year just weeks away, the questions du jour for New York City families are about safety and security when it comes to in-person classrooms, especially with the coronavirus still raging on throughout the country. more
New York has seemingly been on the opposite side of whatever the rest of the country is experiencing when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. When the country was mostly minimally scarred from the virus, New York was the epicenter. more
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
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