The largest school district in the country is delaying the restart of in-person learning amid mounting pressure from the country’s largest teachers union.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced on Tuesday that in-person schooling will be delayed for 1.1 million children across the city by 11 days to September 21. Parents will have the option for online or in-person once school begins.
“We are dealing with all unknowns, but the good unknown is when there will be a vaccine,” de Blasio said in a press conference on Tuesday. “Once we do we can start going back to normal.”
BREAKING: NYC delays reopening of schools to Sept 21, in order to allow more time to make schools as safe as possible.
Teacher prep days: Sept. 10, 11, 14, 15
Remote instruction begins: Sept 16
School buildings open for blending learning: Sept 21
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) September