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With the unprecedented events of the past year — including a deadly pandemic and a turbulent presidential election — living through history doesn’t seem to be too uncommon anymore. But few, if any, might have foreseen they’d live through something that hadn’t happened since the War of 1812. more
Nothing good ever comes easy. And that couldn’t be truer of the city’s goals to vaccinate all nearly 9 million of its inhabitants, especially now that nearly 4 million in the state are now eligible to be inoculated. more
Keeping the country’s largest public school system running during a pandemic is no mean feat. But it might be easier now that one variable that could single-handedly shut those schools down has gone out the window. more
In the eleventh hour of the Trump presidency, many higher education institutions are rescinding honorary degrees or taking other actions against the president and his inner circle — especially in the wake of the pro-Trump riot that stormed the Capitol building Jan. 6. more
After a little over two weeks of schools offering nothing but remote learning after a spike in coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio remains committed to finding a way for some schools to reopen physical campuses. Even encouraging schools that can to let students travel to school five days a week, instead of the two or three found in the existing hybrid learning models. more
It begins with waiting in line and ends with a celebratory sticker. No, children in preschools, elementary schools and specialized District 75 schools aren’t voting — although the process does bear some striking similarities. Instead, they’re waiting to be tested for the coronavirus. more
When city public school buildings shut down after the weekly positive coronavirus test rate reached 3 percent, Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted the city’s 1.1 million public school students to return to campus as early as possible. more
Not even two months into the academic year, public schools returned to square one once again, shifting back to fully remote classes across all campuses beginning last week. more
A No. 2 pencil perches atop the desk, ready to go at a moment’s notice. You clutch another for dear life, as you ponder the five choices in front of you: A, B, C, D or E? Is E even an option? more
Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today. more
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