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Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today. more
Learning in the days of the coronavirus pandemic requires not only an electronic device to connect remotely, but internet access as well. more
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
There are few things young children look forward to more than Halloween night. They get to dress in their favorite costume, maybe stay up a little past their bedtime — and who could forget the reward of candy after hours of walking through the neighborhood? 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
No stranger to running for office, Carlton "Chucky" Berkley has filed to run for city council, joining six others seeking to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen early next year.  more
On a not-so-dark Friday night at the end of October each year, some Manhattan College students walk to the dining hall for dinner only to stumble upon costumed revelry on their campus quadrangle.  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
Miriam Levine Helbok wrote her first letter convincing a total stranger to get out and vote on Sept. 21, 2019. A year later, she’s followed that up with nearly 5,000 more. more
It was just 10 days after the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It had been 10 days of protests nationwide, including in New York City, where crowds flooded the streets each night calling for justice for Floyd and others killed by police in cities across the country.  more
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