Children Return to Elementary Schools, in Milestone for N.Y.C.
New York City on Tuesday marked a major milestone in its halting effort to reopen public schools for in-person learning, with elementary schools welcoming roughly 300,000 students to classrooms for a school year that will be unlike any other.
For most of the students, it was the first time they had entered classrooms since the pandemic forced the system to shut down in March.
The vast majority of New York’s 1.1 million students began the school year remotely last week, while about 90,000 pre-K students and children with advanced disabilities reported to classrooms. Hundreds of thousands more children, including middle and high school students, are expected to report to schools by the end of this week.
Their return comes as the city faces an uptick in the rate of positive coronavirus …continued .
[Source: New York Times]