Remote learning for New York City Public Schools began on March 23, and since then, several changes have been made to this temporary system.
First: Spring break was cancelled in districts across the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order stating that all schools "must continue to provide remote instruction for students...even if the district is scheduled to be on spring break."
Then, Zoom—the way in which students have been interacting with each other and their teachers in NYC Public Schools—has been banned after security concerns. Until the issues are addressed, educators have been asked to suspend their Zoom usage and transition to Microsoft Teams or Google Meet.
Now, it seems kids won't return to class when they anticipated (originally Monday, April 20). Governor Cuomo just issued that New York on PAUSE has been extended through April 29, so all schools will remain closed.
Read the governor's tweet below:
New York on PAUSE is extended through April 29.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 6, 2020
Schools and non-essential businesses will remain closed.
Public health is our first concern.
Check back with Time Out New York Kids for more up-to-date information about students' return to school.
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