Frustrated Parents Demand NYC Reopen Schools; De Blasio Says Plan Is Coming Next WeekAngry parents protested outside Gracie Mansion on Wednesday, accusing Mayor Bill de Blasio of dragging his feet in devising a plan to reopen schools.
Schools: The New Normal | State, New York City Make Moves To Bridge Digital Divide For Remote LearningThe digital divide has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID In New York: Cuomo Says It's Possible NYC Schools Could Reopen Even If Positivity Rate Stays Above 3%More restrictions are coming to parts of the Big Apple, as COVID-19 cases show no signs of slowing down.
Digital Divide: NYC Department Of Education Says More Devices For Students Won't Arrive For At Least Another MonthAt least 60,000 New York City public school students still do not have an iPad or Chromebook, months after the pandemic first started and just days after city public schools went all-remote for the second time this calendar year.
Sudden Switch To Remote Learning Means Particular Challenge For Students With Special NeedsCity stats show more than half were enrolled for in-person learning, likely because they rely on support services that can't be replicated through a screen.
Coronavirus Closure: Mayor De Blasio Under Fire As New York City Public Schools Return To All-Remote LearningThe move comes after a surge in coronavirus cases brought the city's weekly infection rate above 3%.
COVID In NYC: Schools Switching To All-Remote Learning Starting ThursdayMayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this week if schools must close, he will work with the state to reopen them as soon and safely as possible.
Mayor Says NYC Schools Will Stay Open Tuesday, City Reevaluating Standard For Switching To All-RemoteDe Blasio also said the city needs to make safety a priority in the face of a second.
NYC Schools To Remain Open, For Now; Restaurants Dealing With Restrictions, Sheriffs Bust Several Illegal PartiesMayor Bill de Blasio has said he's prepared to switch schools to an all-remote format Monday if the rate gets too high.
Deadline For NYC Parents To Sign School Kids Up For Blended Learning Is SundayThis is for families who have chosen remote-only learning up until now, and want their child to attend in-person instruction on a part-time basis.
Nadeem Waheed Of Daniel's Leather Donates Coats To Schoolkids Stuck In Cold Classrooms After Seeing CBS2's ReportCBS2 has reported on schools that don't have proper ventilation systems, so windows are left open to protect against coronavirus.
Mayor De Blasio Says If City COVID-19 Positivity Rate Goes Above 3% Schools Will Close The Next DayOnly a day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed new coronavirus pandemic restrictions, there was a threat from Mayor Bill de Blasio to close New York City schools if the infection rate continues to rise.
'The Kids Were Freezing': NYC Public School Teachers Instructed To Keep Windows Open To Comply With COVID Guidelines Even As Temperatures DropTeacher Jia Lee says on a rainy day two weeks ago, the temperature in her classroom at the Earth School dipped into the low 50s. Without an HVAC system or HEPA purifier, she says opening windows is her only option.
Homeless Students In New York City Shelters May Have To Wait Until Next Summer For Wi-FiCBS2 has highlighted some of the more than 13,000 school children in city shelters and their struggles with Wi-Fi since schools went remote in the spring.
NYC Public School Parents Have Until Nov. 15 To Switch Kids From All Remote Classes To Blended LearningStarting Nov. 2, parents with children attending New York City Public Schools can opt-in to blended learning - a mix of remote and in-person classes.