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.
Students Return To Catholic Elementary Schools Across NYCThe Archdiocese of New York says children will learn in person, with no hybrid or remote options. 
Back-To-School Anxiety: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Transition After Challenging YearChild psychiatrist Dr. Helen Egger says there are three areas to remember when prepping your kids: Practice, regularity and ritual. 
Some New Jersey School Districts Reopen Classrooms As State's COVID Numbers RiseCOVID numbers in New Jersey are reaching the highest they've been since May.
COVID Latest: New York Issues Statewide School Mask Mandate, City Continues Push To Vaccinate Students Before Classes StartAn emergency mask mandate has been issued for all schools in New York and there's a new vaccine initiative getting underway this weekend.
Jericho Schools First On Long Island To Welcome Students BackSchool is back in session for some students on Long Island.
Parents Confront Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Over School Mask MandateA group of angry parents confronted Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont over the issue of masks in schools.
Gov. Kathy Hochul Voices Support For School Mask Mandate, Calling It 'An Important Step'; On Long Island, Some Parents Push BackHochul also said while she does not have the executive power to mandate vaccines for teachers, she is working with the education community to make it happen.
Health Officials Hope FDA Approval Of Pfizer Vaccine Will Encourage More People To Get ShotsThis comes as the number of children hospitalized with COVID nationwide has tripled in just four weeks. 
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. 
Murphy: New Jersey School Staff And All State Workers Must Be Vaccinated Or Face Weekly TestingThey have until Oct. 18 to be fully vaccinated or face testing at least once a week.