Public schools will be closed through the end of the academic year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday. That means remote learning is scheduled to continue through the end of the school year in late June.
“There’s nothing easy about this decision,” Mr. de Blasio said during a news briefing Saturday morning, according to the Times. “Lord knows, having to tell you that we cannot bring our schools back for the remainder of the school year is painful. I can also tell you is the right thing to do. It will clearly help us save lives.”
Update: The governor now says the schools decision is up to him, and he hasn’t made a final decision.
We’ve heard mixed things about remote learning — it’s tough for teachers and many students, some of whom don’t have access to equipment or wi-fi. We’d love to hear some success stories from local schools. If you’re a teacher who wants to discuss a strategy that’s worked for your students (other than muting them all on group chats!), or a parent who wants to give props to a teacher, let us know in the comments or at westsiderag at gmail.