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College students, who often live and socialize in close quarters, may be at higher risk, public health experts say.
These charts show the status of COVID-19 in New York City schools.
“This is a tremendous day for all of New York City."
"Just like standing outside and welcoming them into the building, I get the energy of them right away," one principal said.
If too many parents decline, some critics worry that the testing pool will be too limited to detect cases and catch outbreaks as they boil over.
Michael Mulgrew says he's not ready to relax social distancing rules yet either.
As middle schools reopened for in-person classes Thursday, some parents frustrated with being locked out of hybrid learning say they shouldn’t be tied to a choice they made months ago in the fall.
As thousands of students returned to class, most logged on virtually and some returned to a reconfigured classroom.
"We have to be the caregivers. We have to be the social workers. We have to be everything. And it's not fair."
Here are a few of the bigger changes we’re tracking during the 2019-2020 school year.
There will be "riffs on playground games, an economics class that explains the 2008 crisis through participatory choreography, and other unexpected interventions."
The NYC public school system is the largest in the country, with 1.1 million students in over 1,700 schools.
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