Delayed in-person learning for most New York City public school students – Again
It’s been an intense week for New York students (and stressful for parents and teachers): Four days before the kids were back in the classroom, the Blasio administration has once again decided to delay instruction in person in most public schools. The announcement that induces chaos comes after growing pressure from principals and unions on the mayor’s reopening plans, including concerns about dangerous conditions in old buildings.
All students in the blended learning model, which combines in-person and virtual instruction, were scheduled to return physically to school starting next week. Instead, they will now return by phase: Students in grades 3-K (3-year-olds), pre-K, and all grades in District 75 (serving students with disabilities) will begin next week. Students in K-5 and K-8 schools will begin instruction in person from Sept. 29, with high school and high school starting Oct. 1.
“I don’t want to open schools if I’m not safe, but reunited,” Mara Tucker, a Morningside Heights mother, told New York City Time about the last-minute change.
Over the summer, teachers and unions have cited their concerns without window basement classrooms, as well as decrepit ventilation systems in older buildings. And while teachers have started working out of school as they prepare for the academic year, 55 members of the school staff tested positive for COVID-19. “All of these issues – staffing, technology, ventilation – were anticipated by school-based people in July,” said Joanna Cohen, assistant director of Sunset Park, Gothamist. She said she heard about the delays during a meeting with parents as they prepared for Monday. “How do you understand that now?”
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