What’s going on with remote learning in NYC? (Hint: It’s confusing.)

What’s going on with remote learning in NYC? (Hint: It’s confusing.)

New York City families and educators may be feeling confused by mixed messages over whether the nation’s largest school system is poised to offer a remote option.

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday tamped down any expectations for a robust remote learning option for students. His comments came days after schools Chancellor David Banks told parent leaders that the city was in talks for just such a shift, and after the city quietly changed its attendance policy to give more students access to virtual schoolwork.

The discussion about a remote option comes after COVID cases across New York City spiked to record highs due to the omicron variant. Since the winter break, attendance hasn’t cracked 80%, compared to around 90% typically.

That means about a quarter-million students haven’t been in schools on any given day — almost the size of the entire Broward County, Fla. school district, the nation’s sixth-largest.

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