NYC Education news stories of the week

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By The Classic Summer Staff

With constant developments from the New York City Department of Education regarding its return to fully in-person instruction, The Classic has gathered some of the biggest summer news this week from other publications.

As Delta Variant Spreads, N.Y.C. Parents Worry About Coming School Year

From an article by Emma Goldberg and Eliza Shapiro of The New York Times: “But while rates in city schools have remained low during the summer, the spread of the more contagious Delta variant has left many parents worried about what will happen when all of the nearly 1 million students in the public system return to class in the fall.”

New York City Public Schools Parents At Odds As Group Demands In-Person Learning Onlychools sticking with COVID mask mandate despite new CDC guidance: De Blasio

From an article by Andrea Grymes of CBS New York: “There’s a tug of war between parents concerned about how COVID-19 will impact New York City schools in September. There are those calling for a remote learning option and those who want full-time, in-person learning, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Wednesday.

New York City Council introduces bill calling for classroom capacity limits

From an article by ABC 7: “‘We are still facing a serious pandemic and there is an increasing possibility that COVID variants will be with us for years to come. To help make sure that public school classrooms remain safe places, we need stricter space limits for all students, not just the city’s youngest,’ Council Education Chair Mark Treyger said.”

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