How NYC moved the country’s largest school district online during the coronavirus pandemic
An exterior view of Robert F Wagner Middle School after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City’s public school system will be shut down Monday March 16 as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 15, 2020 in New York City.
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On March 6, New York City high school principal Matt Willie was already preparing for the worst. After watching a news report that said the city’s Department of Education was preparing to close public schools amid the coronavirus crisis, Willie texted his assistant principal: “Prepare for the apocalypse.”
Willie said his school, University Neighborhood High School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, was about as prepared as he could hope, having started disaster prep about a week before the DOE gave its final judgement. During that time, Willie and …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]