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Back to school blues in the Big Apple

Education | New York City pushes back the start of in-person classes again
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/23/20, 06:36 pm

Families with children in New York City’s public schools are hopeful the third time’s the charm. Officials delayed a return to in-person instruction for the nation’s largest public school system twice this month because they could not come up with enough teachers and supplies to meet the safety standards outlined in a tenuous agreement with the district’s unions. Students attend virtually with some preschool and special education classes onsite for the first time this week.

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NYC delays majority of in-person schooling

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/17/20, 04:47 pm

Most public school students in the Big Apple will have to wait a little longer to return to their classrooms. Following pressure from teachers’ unions, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced most schools would not open on Monday for in-person classes as planned. Pre-K students and some students with special needs will start on time, but elementary and middle schoolers won’t return until Sept. 29, and high schoolers will begin Oct. 1 at the earliest.

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Cops in the classroom

Education | School systems across the United States debate the effectiveness of police officers on campus
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/09/20, 12:38 pm

A high school student in foster care had recently suffered the death of his mother, his only remaining family member. He was depressed and angry, and a rumor spread across his Los Angeles school last November that he was suicidal. The principal went to talk to him, but the boy kept his mouth shut and his expressions blank. So the principal called the police. While he was in class, police officers called him out, handcuffed him, and marched him down the hallway toward a police car. 

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