De Blasio Says City Prepared For School Staffing Shortages As COVID Vaccine Deadline ApproachesNew York City Department of Education workers without at least one dose risk losing their jobs.
NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing ByBy 5 p.m. Monday, all city Department of Education employees must have at least one COVID vaccine shot or risk losing their jobs.
New York City Teachers, Parents Voice Concerns About Changing School COVID Safety ProtocolsSome teachers say the rules are too reactionary and not working to keep things safe. Parents say it's hard for them to check up on the already existing ones. 
New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine RulesThis comes after the first school had to close for a week due to a cluster of cases among staff.
New York City Officials Celebrate 1st Day Of School, Parents Say They're Still NervousFor the first time in a year and a half, all 1 million students in New York City public schools were expected back for in-person learning.
New York City Teachers Preparing To Welcome Students Back Safely; Mayor De Blasio Expands COVID Vaccine MandateMayor Bill de Blasio expanded a COVID vaccine mandate to include more education workers.
NYC Officials Say Public Schools Ready To Safely Reopen Next WeekMasks are required, open windows and machines will ensure proper ventilation and classrooms will be cleaned daily with electrostatic sprayers.
Mayor De Blasio Announces New COVID Safety Protocols For Public School StudentsThere will be COVID testing for approximately 10% of the school population twice a month.
De Blasio: New York City Teachers, Staff Need To Be Vaccinated For School YearUnlike other city workers, there will be no weekly testing option for teachers. 
Dept. Of Education Releases 'Return To School Roadmap' For Safe, In-Person Learning; NYC Urging Students, Staff To Be Fully Vaccinated By Sept. 13Getting the first shot this week and a second shot on time would allow two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective before September 13, the first day of school.
New York City Comptroller Claims Education Department Forced Students To Fall Behind By Not Fulfilling Remote Learning Device RequestsThe Department of Education is pushing back, saying the numbers don't tell the full story.