New York City Will Reopen Elementary Schools and Phase Out Hybrid Learning

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an abrupt shift in managing schools during the pandemic. Officials had faced criticism that they prioritized activities like indoor dining over the well-being of children.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Groups Trying to Open Golf to Young People Are Struggling Themselves

Even as more young men and women in need want to play, the pandemic has made it more difficult for nonprofits to raise money.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #first-tee, #golf, #national-golf-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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A Week in the Life of a Baltimore School Getting Back to Class

As school districts diverge on handling the pandemic, Baltimore City Public Schools are slowly trying to get students back in the classroom. It has not been easy, but neither has remote learning.

#baltimore-md, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees

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As Hiking Surges During the Pandemic, So Do Injuries

Novice hikers and climbers have flocked to the outdoors, but some are unprepared for the dangers on the trails.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hikes-and-hiking, #jackson-wyo, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #white-mountains-nh, #zion-national-park-utah

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New Jersey’s American Dream Mall Is Still Waiting to Fully Open

After more than 15 years, the Meadowlands complex began a phased opening in late 2019, but before customers could shop at its stores the pandemic hit and completely upended the retail industry.

#american-dream-meadowlands-east-rutherford-nj, #coronavirus-reopenings, #east-rutherford-nj, #meadowlands-nj, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #triple-five-group

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N.J. Governor Wants Schools Open. Local Officials Have Other Ideas.

The tensions point to the difficulty governors across the Northeast have had in persuading districts to reopen — decisions that often require school boards to buck powerful unions.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Fauci Awards: Health Officials Get the Praise They Deserve

What if public health officials got awards instead of death threats?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #medicine-and-health, #orange-county-calif, #weld-county-colo, #west-virginia

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How de Blasio Backed Himself Into a Corner on Closing Schools

He says that he has celebrated educators more than any mayor in the last 20 years, but Bill de Blasio has taken heat from all sides about school policy during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mayors, #mulgrew-michael, #principals-school, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

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In Canada, a Push to Keep Schools Open in Second Lockdown

Like many places in Europe — and in contrast to New York and other big American cities — school districts in Canada’s largest province and many elsewhere are finding in-class learning outweighs the risks.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #shutdowns-institutional, #toronto-ontario

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Cabinet Picks, Michigan Vote, Vaccines: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings

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New York City’s 3 Percent Problem

The nation’s largest public school system defied the odds to reopen for in-person classes. Eight weeks later, the schools are having to shut again.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #parenting

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Nail Salons, Lifeline for Immigrants, Have Lost Half Their Business

New York City nail salons reopened in July, but few customers come in. “No matter how hard I work, I make no money,” one owner said.

#beauty-salons, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #nails-body-part, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional

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When New York City Schools Reopen, 765,000 Students Won’t Be There

It is unclear when in-person instruction will restart, but the number of children who will return to classrooms has fallen short of the mayor’s predictions.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #minorities, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Who Postpones Black Friday? This Year, the French

Spurred by small retailers’ anger over Amazon’s grip on sales, especially during lockdown, France has delayed the start of holiday discounts.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discount-selling, #e-commerce, #france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail

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Angst Over Amazon Provokes Black Friday Backlash in France

The French government delayed Black Friday a week to accommodate smaller retailers, who say they cannot compete against Amazon while in lockdown.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discount-selling, #e-commerce, #france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail

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Coronavirus in California: Overnight Curfew in Several Counties

Friday: California officials announced the most sweeping restrictions since the state’s first stay-at-home order in March.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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San Francisco’s School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope

With relatively low virus rates, the city faces a dilemma over a return to in-person instruction.

#breed-london, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #san-francisco-calif, #sanchez-mark, #shutdowns-institutional, #special-education

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‘Remote Learning Is Not Working’: Shutdown Hurts Children, Parents Say

As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

#carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional

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NYC Parents Say School Shutdown Hurts Children: ‘Remote Learning is Not Working’

As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

#carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional

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Coronavirus in California: What Is the Purple Tier?

Thursday: Here’s where the state’s efforts stand. Also: A call for your adapted Thanksgiving traditions.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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N.Y.C.’s Schools Shutdown, Explained

The mayor may wait until community spread of the virus stabilizes at a lower rate before reopening the buildings.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways

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Classic and Cosmopolitan: N.Y.C. Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open

Outdoor dining and takeout may not pull most restaurants through another lockdown. Here’s how the owners of two are making do as they wait for the city to act.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #kingsbridge-bronx-ny, #restaurants

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Tokyo Olympics Organizers Promote Games as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel

Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #box-office-sales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #tokyo-japan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New York City School Closings: The Latest

In a big setback for the city’s recovery, the schools chancellor, Richard Carranza, said the nation’s largest district would return to all-remote learning.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Coronavirus in California: Testing and Thanksgiving

Wednesday: A conversation with Dr. Bob Wachter, about how much difference more testing makes, and how worried he is about the holiday.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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What to Know About the Future of Tourism in N.Y.C.

The industry has been hit so hard it could take years to come back. “It’s going to be a very slow build initially,” the tourism chief said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fashion-and-apparel, #new-york-city, #nycco, #phillips-anya-1955-81, #travel-and-vacations

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Inequality, Georgia, Iran: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Nearly a Third of U.S. Museums Remain Closed by Pandemic, Survey Shows

An industry group says that the financial state of the country’s museums “is moving from bad to worse.”

#american-alliance-of-museums, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #finances, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lott-laura-l, #museums, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-natural-history-museum, #united-states

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Coronavirus in California: Updates on Reopening

Tuesday: With Covid cases on the rise, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the most significant reopening rollback in months.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Vaccine, Biden, Arctic Oil: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings

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How Will Biden Approach School Reopenings?

Answer: Schools over restaurants, for now.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #murthy-vivek-h, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rural-areas, #thanksgiving-day

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

#athletics-and-sports, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #national-football-league, #privacy, #sensors, #wearable-computing, #workplace-environment

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Did It Hit 3%? Why Parents and Teachers Are Fixated on One Number

Weeks after he managed to reopen the New York City school system, Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing fresh questions about if and when to close it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Staying Apart, But Praying Together

As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.

#astoria-queens-ny, #bernard-a-r, #brooklyn-nyc, #christian-cultural-center, #churches-buildings, #coronavirus-reopenings, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #hindu-temple-society-of-north-america, #hinduism, #jews-and-judaism, #manhattan-nyc, #mosques, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #queens-nyc, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional, #synagogues, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league’s efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

#barkley-saquon-1997, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football, #goodell-roger, #jones-daniel-1997, #national-football-league, #quarantines, #roethlisberger-ben, #tennessee-titans

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Biden’s Education Department Will Move Fast to Reverse Betsy DeVos’s Policies

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has presented an education agenda that is starkly different from the Trump era, beginning with a far more cautious approach to school reopenings.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Virus Cases Spike, Should Indoor Dining Be Allowed When Classrooms Close?

Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #restaurants

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As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Should Indoor Dinning be Allowed When Classrooms Close?

Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #restaurants

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Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports and Stalls Spring Sports Over Coronavirus

The conference said it would not stage sports like basketball and hockey as coronavirus infections rise to record-breaking levels.

#basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football, #ivy-league, #southeastern-conference

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Coronavirus Surge in N.Y.: 5 Takeaways

New York and New Jersey have imposed new restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases. 

#adams-eric-l, #baraka-ras, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #curfews, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #education-k-12, #fauci-anthony-s, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #shutdowns-institutional

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N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma

The school system, the nation’s largest, has had strikingly few virus cases. Even so, the mayor may end in-person classes because the city’s overall rate is surging.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #varma-jay-k

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Is a Second Wave Starting in N.Y.C.?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

#city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jones-daniel-1962, #lamont-ned, #lee-miya, #levine-mark-d, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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Second Coronavirus Wave in NYC: Is it Starting?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

#city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jones-daniel-1962, #lamont-ned, #lee-miya, #levine-mark-d, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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Mitch McConnell, Vaccine, Stock Market: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings

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Trading Blame and Worry, Notre Dame Grapples With Celebration’s Fallout

The university’s president promised strict punishments for students who break virus protocols. But his credibility on campus is wearing thin.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #south-bend-ind, #stadiums-and-arenas, #university-of-notre-dame

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Thanksgiving Will Soon Empty Campuses. Will Students Bring Coronavirus Home?

Experts worry that some of the hundreds of thousands of departing students will be “little ticking time bombs.”

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #thanksgiving-day

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Days From Its Delayed Football Opener, Cal Is Stalled Again by the Virus

As the Pac-12 Conference prepared to begin its football season this weekend, later than any other major league, Cal had to cancel its game against Washington because a player’s positive test for coronavirus left the team without enough eligible athletes.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley

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What’s It Like to Return to the Office?

Tales of New Yorkers who are braving buildings in Midtown, schools, gyms and other communal spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In Midwest Battlegrounds, the Virus Met Another Concern: the Economy

New coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday for the first time in the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #trump-donald-j

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Businesses Underground Are Desperate. Even the Oyster Bar Can’t Survive.

Since March, 77 of the 321 retail businesses still operating in the subway system have permanently closed, according to the transit agency.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #ingber-sandy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #record-mart, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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