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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:54 PM

New York City delays school start in deal with unions over coronavirus concerns

Source: Reuters

HEALTH NEWS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 / 10:52 AM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

New York City delays school start in deal with unions over coronavirus concerns

Peter Szekely, Maria Caspani
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City’s public school system, the country’s largest, reached an agreement on Tuesday that resolves union leaders’ coronavirus safety concerns and pushes back the opening of classrooms for the new academic year by 11 days to Sept. 21.

The agreement, which comes as school systems across the country wrestle with the pandemic and pressure from the Trump administration to reopen school buildings, would maintain the city’s plan for a mix of in-class and remote learning.

“What we’ve agreed to is to make sure that the health measures are in place, to make sure there is time for the appropriate preparation for our educators,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a briefing.

In Los Angeles and Chicago, the country’s second and third largest school systems, students are beginning the academic year solely with online instruction.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/new-york-city-delays-school-start-in-deal-with-unions-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN25S5ER

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:06 PM

1. Good!

Hopefully, they will go to virtual only, at least until we have a real president, FDA, CDC, etc.

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 09:23 PM

2. What is the NEA doing/saying to support the

individual states' districts. Are they letting the local unions handle the decisions? What about teachers in states that don't have union protection?

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