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Sep
29

Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for New York City teachers and staff

From Chalkbeat: New York City’s vaccination mandate for education department employees was put on hold after a federal judge on Friday night temporarily blocked it, officials said. The requirement to receive at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine was set to take effect close of business Monday, with unvaccinated staffers barred from entering schools […]

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Sep
24

If there’s a COVID case at your NYC school, who has to quarantine?

From Chalkbeat: COVID is already interrupting learning for students in New York City-run schools and city-funded preschools, with 67 classroom closures underway by the second day of the new school year. Another 126 classrooms were partially closed, according to city data, since those have a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated students. That is a tiny […]

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Sep
24

In major test, New York City schools reopen for nearly 1 million students

From Chalkbeat: Third grader Jaden arrived Monday morning at his Bronx elementary school with a lanyard around his neck holding hand sanitizer. Like most of the district’s nearly 1 million students, Jaden has not set foot in a classroom in almost 550 days. New York City threw open its classroom doors on Monday to all […]

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Jul
09

NYC tells schools to expect an influx of summer students. With just days left, principals aren’t happy.

From Chalkbeat: Just days before summer school begins, city officials informed schools on Wednesday that they may need to accommodate an influx of students, frustrating principals who said the last-minute move could create a staffing crunch. Chancellor Meisha Porter informed principals that, “all schools should plan to serve all students interested in their site’s program,” […]

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May
20

Will NYC schools offer a remote option this fall? Officials are hedging.

With Mayor Bill de Blasio promising a “full” reopening of the city’s schools this fall, some parents have been asking a basic question: Will there be a fully virtual option for families who want it? A clear answer is hard to come by. De Blasio said in March that “my expectation is we’ll have to […]

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