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NYC Mayor to Consider ‘Temporary’ Remote Option for Schools

  • Decision to consider option prompted by low attendance rates
  • Nearly a third of students absent in U.S.’s largest system
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New York Mayor Eric Adams Says the City Must Stay Open
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he is considering a temporary remote option for the city’s public schools, in a stark reversal of his position to keep kids learning in person despite a surge in Covid cases.

“The safest place is in school and I’m going to continue to push that,” Adams said during a press briefing on Thursday. “But we have to be honest. A substantial number of children’s parents aren’t bringing them to school. I have to make sure children are educated.”