NYC mayor announces public schools will remain closed rest of academic year, but governor pushes back
Russell Sage Junior High School closed, Google Classroom sign.
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New York City public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the spread of the coronavirus, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.
“There’s nothing easy about this decision,” the mayor said during a press briefing. The decision means that 1.1 million students in the largest school system in the country will go without routine schooling for more than three months this year.
However, shortly after the mayor’s press briefing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the announcement was de Blasio’s “opinion” and that there was no official decision yet.
“He didn’t close them and he can’t open them,” Cuomo said at his own news conference. “We may do that, but we’re going to do that in a coordinated sense with the …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]