The plan aims to provide support for the city’s children and their academic and emotional issues caused by the pandemic. It also sets out to give extra support to teachers.
1) Get a baseline of what ground we lost
2) Increasing high-quality digital curriculum available for every school
3) Launching a one-stop digital learning hub
4) Deepening professional development
5) Expanding “Parent University”
6) Confronting the trauma and mental health crisis faced by students
Meantime, District 75 schools for students with special needs reopen for in-person learning in New York City.
The district includes more than 20,000 students.
Grades K through 5, Pre-K, and 3-K reopened on Monday with strict COVID testing policies.
There’s still no return date set for middle and high school students.
The city says the testing in public schools has shown much better results than that in the general population.
Inside orange zone schools on Staten Island, which reopened on Wednesday, elementary, Pre-K, and 3-K schools must test 25% of each school’s campus weekly.
“I am very hopeful, from what I am seeing, that these extraordinary health and safety measures really now have proven there is a very, very effective way to do this for the duration,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “And I believe we are going to have our schools open all the way, to
the point we link up with the widespread distribution of the vaccine.”
The re-openings on Staten Island comes as indoor dining remains shut down across the borough’s south shore.
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