Keyword: Richard Carranza
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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
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
Remote learning at Joelle Lynch’s home is nothing short of a logistical nightmare. Her five children — all public school students — sit around a table at the family home, each in their respective “classes,” but nevertheless just inches from their siblings trying to learn their own material. more
The United Federation of Teachers filed for injunctive relief against city schools chancellor Richard Carranza on Sept. 4, following the delay in reopening physical public school campuses. more
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
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
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
There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) at New York City public schools. But what’s in those meals is being scrutinized by parents and elected officials, to the point one councilman has convinced his colleagues to advocate for change. more
AmPark Neighborhood School will lift spirits with its annual spirit week next month. During the week of April 15, students will participate in wacky and wild dress-up and events to fuel the morale … more
It started with what was described as a threat on social media Nov. 15, and continued just a few weeks later when two students were reportedly found to have brought a gun on campus. more
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