In major test, New York City schools reopen for nearly 1 million students
Third grader Jaden arrived Monday morning at his Bronx elementary school with a lanyard around his neck holding hand sanitizer. Like most of the district’s nearly 1 million students, Jaden has not set foot in a classroom in almost 550 days.
New York City threw open its classroom doors on Monday to all of its public school students for the first time since March 2020. After more than 60% of students opted for fully remote instruction last school year, schools were back at full capacity, a moment filled with a mix of relief and trepidation as the coronavirus looms over a third school year.
This year, after initially suggesting a remote option would likely be available, Mayor Bill de Blasio said all students would be required to attend school in person, with some exemptions for students with specific medical issues. Now, the return to school — with social distancing required only “where possible” — is the biggest test yet of de Blasio’s promise that the nation’s largest school system can reopen safely.
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