Leading NYC DOE news stories of the week

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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.

DOE mulling remote schooling options for kids in special circumstances

From an article by Julia Marsh and Selim Algar of The New York Post: “City officials are considering a remote schooling option for kids with immunocompromised relatives, a source told The Post Friday.”

NYC Schools Pushing Vaccinations as Return of Classes Nears and Delta Spreads

From an article in The City by Pooja Salhotra of Chalkbeat with additional reporting by Christina Veiga: “With the delta variant contributing to a recent uptick in COVID cases, city officials are doubling down on efforts to get students vaccinated in time for the Sept. 13 reopening.”

Dozens Of NYC Public School Buildings May Not Be Able To Fit Their Students At 3 Feet Apart This Fall

From an article in Gothamist by Jessica Gould of WNYC: “The issue is not just about physical capacity; schools will have to hire more teachers if there are fewer students per class.”