New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools

The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #fever, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #influenza, #kinsa-inc, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #thermometers, #varma-jay-k, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The End of Online Classes

Masks will still be required, and schools will follow social-distancing guidelines, but vaccinations are not yet mandatory.

#de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #elections-mayors, #fumudoh-ziwe, #new-york-city, #yang-andrew-1975

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Restaurants and Broadway Are Coming Back. What About Our Schools?

As the city reopens, parents, teachers and students remain stuck in a hybrid-learning holding pattern.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-department-nyc, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Save Snow Days!

Haven’t kids lost enough this year?

#bowman-jamaal, #children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Many Yeshivas Cheat Students of a Basic Education — and Break the Law

Ultra-Orthodox schools must provide a proper education, but politicians aren’t holding them accountable.

#education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

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New York City Schools Have Been Closing a Lot. That’s About to Change.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is easing the two-case rule about positive virus cases that had been forcing many schools to temporarily shut this year.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-federation-of-teachers

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How Red Tape Keeps Parents From Getting the Day Care They Need

Long waits and less funding for subsidized child care have stranded parents and threaten to close day care centers.

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The Return of High Schools in New York City

Students who signed up for in-person learning can go back later this month, and all students can resume sports.

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New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening

Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.

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How the 3 Diallo Sisters Were Finally Able to Connect to Their Classes

The city said it would be “impossible” to quickly install Wi-Fi in shelters for remote learning. Some shelter operators have proven them wrong.

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Children Love Snow Days. The Pandemic May End Them Forever.

In New York City and elsewhere, classes will be held online no matter how bad storms are this year in a shift that makes some parents wistful.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

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The Partial Return to School in New York City

Elementary schools have reopened, with mandatory weekly testing, but many parents decided not to send their children back.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #odwyer-william, #salvation-army

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Racial Divide in Reopened Classrooms: More White Than Black Children

As New York City schools reopen, many families of color are choosing to keep students home. That disparity is raising alarms, given the shortcomings of remote learning.

#black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #income-inequality, #minorities

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New York Shifts Its Thinking and Reopens Elementary Schools

Middle and high schools will remain closed for now, said Mayor de Blasio, who signaled changes in managing the system during the pandemic.

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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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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.

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Parents in N.Y.C. Public Schools Now Face This Agonizing Choice

Only one in four students have returned to classrooms. The remainder have two weeks left to decide if they’ll go back, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Reopening of N.Y.C. Classrooms Faces a Major Test

Only about a quarter of public school students have shown up for in-person instruction, reflecting a range of concerns among parents.

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

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For Parents, Sending Children Back to School Seemed Too Risky

In one school district in Queens, the parents of seven out of 10 students stuck with remote learning, fearing the virus risks of in-person classes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc

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Elementary Students in N.Y.C. Return to Classrooms After 6 Months

It won’t be like the school they left: Nine students will sit at desks six feet apart in classrooms that used to hold 30 children.

#art, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #haynes-ebony-l, #new-york-city, #zwirner-david

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NYC Schools Reopening: Elementary Students Return After 6 Months

It won’t be like the school they left: Nine students will sit at desks six feet apart in classrooms that used to hold 30 children.

#art, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #haynes-ebony-l, #new-york-city, #zwirner-david

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopen for a First Day Unlike Any Other

Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for in-person classes.

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Ready for School to Start? For Most Students, Not So Fast.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of a phased start to in-person classes left many parents with little time to make alternative arrangements. 

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These Unsung Heroes of Public School Kitchens Have Fed Millions

This summer, they wore masks in hot kitchens to make free meals for New Yorkers. But their work is just getting started.

#air-conditioning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-school

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Cynthia Nixon: The Coronavirus Has Laid Bare New York’s Public School Inequities

My TV show is a very safe place to work. My son’s school — well, it might check air circulation with a yardstick and toilet paper.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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As N.Y.C. Reopens Schools, Homeless Families Face New Challenges

As a new experiment in remote learning begins, students who live in shelters or doubled up with family may not have the resources they need.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #feeding-america, #ford-foundation, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #new-york-times-neediest-cases-fund

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Why N.Y.C. Delayed the First Day of School

Over a million schoolchildren will start in-person classes beginning on Sept. 21, 10 days later than originally planned.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mulgrew-michael, #music, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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New York’s School Chaos Is Breaking Me

So this is how it feels to be abandoned by your government.

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In N.Y.C., Pressure to Delay In-Person Schooling

Mayor Bill de Blasio may be the only big-city mayor attempting to bring students into classrooms this fall, but many educators are worried about the plan.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #delicatessens, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of the virus remain.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopening: The Whole Country Is Watching

The city’s low infection rate has raised hopes that students can return to classrooms next month. But many obstacles remain.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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The Science of School Reopenings

Several countries have found ways to reopen schools safely. But can the United States?

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-department-nyc, #greece, #new-york-city, #norway, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states

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Trump Threatens to Turn Pandemic Schooling Into a Culture War

The president might sabotage parents’ best hopes for getting their kids back to school.

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What N.Y.C. Schools Will Look Like in September

Schools are expected to partially reopen in the fall, with students in classrooms only a few days per week. But there’s still a lot to figure out.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #food, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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N.Y.C. Public Schools Will Not Fully Reopen in September

Classroom attendance in September will be limited to only one to three days a week in an effort to continue to curb the outbreak, the mayor said.

#board-of-health-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantines, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Reopening N.Y.C. Schools Safely: A Huge Challenge

The plan now emerging could have an enormous impact because the local economy may not fully recover until working parents can send children to school.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting

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Remote School Is a Nightmare. Few in Power Care.

Government should treat the need to reopen schools as an emergency.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #parenting, #stringer-scott-m

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Why 2 Crises May Finally Force N.Y.C. Schools to Integrate

The coronavirus has led to the collapse of New York’s usual school admissions system, and protests against racism have highlighted entrenched segregation.

#admissions-standards, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #grading-of-students, #new-york-city, #parenting, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Mayor de Blasio, Don’t Make New York’s Budget Crisis Worse

Borrowing $7 billion without smart spending cuts will leave the city in a yearslong fiscal bind.

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All the Reasons This Will Be a Bleak Summer for N.Y.C. Children

Public pools will be shuttered, day camps are canceled, and summer jobs have dried up. How will New York’s students fill July and August?

#children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #summer-season

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This Is Schooling Now for 200,000 N.Y.C. Children in Special Education

Parents and educators have embarked on a desperate scramble to avoid dire academic outcomes for some of the city’s most vulnerable students.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #intellectual-disabilities, #new-york-city, #parenting, #physical-therapy, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #special-education

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Teachers’ Herculean Task: Moving 1.1 Million Children to Online School

New York City’s 75,000 public school educators are facing a challenge unlike anything in their careers. For students to avoid permanent setbacks, the success of remote learning is critical.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wireless-communications

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