This post has been updated with information from a New York City Department of Education employee.
It’s been a rough week for the millions of children, parents, educators, and city officials involved in the reopening of New York City schools.
After grappling with a shortage of teachers and buildings that are not ventilated well enough to deter transmission of coronavirus, the nation’s largest school district again delayed the start of in-person learning.
“The [New York City] Department of Education has put P.S. 125 and many other schools in the city in an impossible situation,” Tamara Tucker, president of the parents association at P.S. 125 in Morningside Heights, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, told Yahoo Finance. “And I don’t want to penalize the schools for being hamstrung like that.”
The city provided parents with three main options for students starting the fall school year: in-person, fully virtual, or