Education

NYC children will be heading back to school on Sep. 10, how will schools accommodate special needs students?
Plans for schooling in a pandemic is hard, but mistakes with special education can have dire consequences.
Padlock and chain on a gate leading to New Rochelle High School  in May 2020.
Each district is trying its own unique way to safely reopen.
The United Federation of Teachers threw down a gauntlet for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.
The powerful teachers union casts doubt on whether New York City schools will open on time.
P.S. 192, the Jacob H. Schiff school in Manhattan.
Health experts say major school renovations and more robust coronavirus testing would likely be needed.
Governor Cuomo on July 8th.
Each region in the state would have to keep coronavirus infections low to keep schools open.
While plans for reopening schools across New York in the fall have yet to be finalized, it’s likely that some students will continue remote learning, at least for part of the time.
With remote learning likely to continue, can New York finally get students connected?
Governor Cuomo on July 1, 2020.
This isn’t the first time during the pandemic that the governor has rebuffed one of the mayor’s ideas.
State Sen. John Liu, chairman of the state Senate New York City Education Committee.
Committee chairs from the state Senate and NY City Council object.
The Richard R. Green Middle School in the Bronx.
Lack of resources and too many home distractions contributed to the record number of students falling behind.
With pools closed and summer camps and beaches likely to close, what will New York kids do this summer?
Without pools and summer camps, there’s no clear plan for the city’s youth after school ends.
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