On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave schools across New York State the green light to reopen this fall.
"Every region is below the threshold that we established," he said about the infection rates.
On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio detailed what this will look like for NYC schools. Results from the Learning Preferences Survey have been revealed, and 74 percent of students in the NYC DOE will return to the classrooms this fall, which is equal to roughly 700,000 students. According to the survey, 26 percent of families opted to keep children in a complete remote environment. However, families will have the option at several points throughout the year to transition to a blended learning model if they so choose.
The results are in, and here’s what we’ve heard about reopening @NYCSchools:— City of New York (@nycgov) August 10, 2020
✏️ 400,000 parents answered our survey
🏫 74% of students plan to do in-person learning
🍎 85% of teachers are preparing for blended learning (in-person and remote) https://t.co/58RkZwYGXq
Then, Chancellor Richard Carranza revealed that roughly 85 percent of teachers are planning to pursue the mayor's blended learning model. The remaining percentage of educators have requested to work from home.
If you still have questions about this unusual time, be sure to sign up for the NYC DOE's virtual information sessions. The next will take place this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Be on the lookout for more information, including school schedules, next week.
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