Remote learning

The policy does not specify what other circumstances will qualify students for remote learning, including whether they are staying home out of caution during the recent COVID surge. But it could pave the way for educators to allow more students to learn remotely.
"We do have to be honest that there's a substantial number of children for whatever reason, parents are not bringing them to school. I have to make sure children are educated.”
The increasing COVID cases are causing both staff and student absences.
This week, the city enacted new, looser guidelines for quarantining students and staff in public schools, and parents have found them confusing.
The de Blasio Administration says there won’t be a remote option this fall. Where does that leave kids with medical conditions that prevent them from going to class?
The city will invest $635 million this year to help kids catch up from 16 months of pandemic learning
Mayor de Blasio said New York City won’t have a remote-only schooling option this fall—families can tour their schools starting in June.
There will be another 51,000 students returning to classrooms starting Monday, after they enrolled in blended learning in the last opt-in period.
The state Department of Health said they are still evaluating the CDC's updated guidance on classroom distancing and all New York school districts will need to continue to follow current state policy.
“The CDC has evaluated the evidence, and has decided that the distance between children in our public school classrooms can go from six feet to three feet. This obviously opens up a world of possibilities for bringing kids back,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
One parent likened the inability to set online parental controls to “a farm without a fence, where they’re just able to wander around” on the internet.
The bills come after DOE released data showing attendance has dropped since remote learning started in the spring, when schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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