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The first day of school looked very different in a world in the midst of a public health crisis. There were few pictures outside by parents, showing off their children’s new clothes or holding lunchboxes and backpacks. There were no tearful goodbyes before getting on the bus or after walking to school. more
Whether waiting for a bus, an appointment or otherwise, delays are not easy to deal with. But when the delay involves vital safety information, it can become anxiety-inducing, in addition to just frustrating. This was the case for the city’s public school teachers last week. more
Just hours before the city’s largest teachers union was ready to call for a strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded a two-week standoff that would push back the physical reopening of school campuses by nearly two weeks. more
Delays in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are a problem for public schools, but not at any school run by Rabbi Aaron Frank. more
American school lunches might be one of the best-known meals in pop culture. Cafeterias feature in teen movies through the ages. Food fights erupt, couples break up, new students wander through tables looking for a seat. 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
Rabbi Tully Harcsztark probably didn’t think much of the 6 a.m., phone call he received last March. Little did he know it would herald the beginning of an unprecedented public health crisis that would ultimately close down the state. 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 City public schools were notorious for never closing, even when it snowed. But on March 23, that changed as the city — and the world — were ravaged by COVID-19. more
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