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Governor Cuomo: New York schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year

Remote learning will continue for the rest of the year

Written by
Danielle Valente

UPDATE MAY 1: During his daily briefing on Friday, May 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York state schools will remain closed until the end of the academic year and remote learning will continue.  


On April 11, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced that New York City Schools will continue remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year; students will not physically return to school. 

"Everything we are doing is to protect our children, our families, to help end the pain and the trauma," the mayor said in a press conference

The announcement came after an initial plan to close schools through April 29. However, after Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference that the mayor does not have the authority to make the decision. Governor Cuomo, who extended New York on PAUSE until May 15, will be coordinating this effort and take neighboring districts into account, according to NBC News.

For more information, visit the New York City Department of Education website. For tips about working from home, read this advice from New York City's best parenting bloggers. 

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