With just weeks to go before kids are due to return to classrooms, the CDC has already changed its mask guidance for schools. Now, some parents are bracing for the possibility of more restrictions.
The city's new pilot program is aimed at getting more children between the ages of 12 and 17 vaccinated.
"New York City public schools, 1 million kids, will be back in their classroom in September. All in-person, no remote," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Some Italian-Americans have demanded Columbus Day be restored as a holiday on the New York City public schools calendar.
New survey results show that about 8% of New York’s public school students did not have a laptop or other device to use for remote learning in the first months of the school year.
There was outrage after the New York City Department of Education removed Columbus Day from the new school calendar.
Because of the pandemic, students already missed out on snow days and continued learning virtually. Now New York City is making that change permanent.
Monday marks the return to the classroom for 51,000 New York City public school students.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that every city public school will receive 100% of its student funding starting in September thanks to money from the state and federal governments.
The suit argues that remote learning denies students their constitutional right to a quality education.
Just under 55,000 families applied to kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year, down from almost 63,000 the year before.
Despite a continual push by Mayor de Blasio, many New York City parents have not sent their children back to the city's schools for in-person learning.
Hundreds of high schoolers in New York City return to the classroom Monday as public schools reopen for the first time since November.
The announcement comes just days before the city's high schools are expected to reopen on March 22.
New York City public high schools will reopen to in-person instruction beginning Monday, March 22, announced Mayor Bill de Blasio. All school sports will also resume in early April.
Meisha Ross Porter, who was named as the new New York City Schools Chancellor has most recently been the Bronx Executive Superintendent.
Richard Carranza announced he will soon step down as the head of New York City's school system. His turbulent three-year tenure is getting some mixed reaction.
New York City public schools head Richard Carranza is leaving the job. He will be replaced by Meisha Ross Porter, the first Black woman to lead the country's largest school system.
Students receiving in-person instruction are required to wear face coverings at all times, maintain distance from others and submit to random COVID-19 testing.
The mayor said schools have proven to be the safest places in the city during the pandemic. He hailed the city's rigorous in-school COVID testing protocol.