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Demoralizing. That’s what Naomi Sharlin called her first day back at school. The omicron variant continues to take the coronavirus to new record highs in infection rates, but New York City schools vow to stay open. Yet, that doesn’t mean many are comfortable making a return. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters last week he’s convinced his mandate encouraged thousands of education department workers to get at least the first dose of the vaccine, leaving just a handful who still haven’t done it. Just in case, however, the education department brought in thousands of vaccinated substitute teachers. 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
The United Federation of Teachers filed for injunctive relief against city schools chancellor Richard Carranza on Sept. 4, following the delay in reopening physical public school campuses. more
The Bronx High School of Science has more students than some New York towns have people. And that comes with the territory of being one of the most prestigious public high schools in the city. more
There’s still more than a year before voters are expected to cast a ballot and decide who will succeed Andrew Cohen as this area’s city council representative. But one candidate with a political family legacy already has a major endorsement. more
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