New York City is closing schools to help curb the pandemic, according to News Max.
The largest public school system in the nation will shut down.
NYC has more than 1 million public school students.
The entire curriculum will be taught online.
De Blasio said when school finally re-open will be “an absolutely amazing moment.”
“This is an example of what makes New York City great. We did something that other cities around this country could only dream of because we have fought back this pandemic so well for so long.”
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In-person school resumed Sept. 21 for pre-kindergarteners and some special education students. Elementary schools opened Sept. 29 and high schools Oct. 1.
At the time, the seven-day positive test average rate was under 2%.
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Even as the school system stayed open, more than 1,000 classrooms went through temporary closures after students or staffers tested positive, and officials began instituting local shutdowns in neighborhoods where coronavirus cases were rising rapidly.
New York City’s school system, like others across the nation, halted in-person learning in mid-March as the virus spiked.
While many big U.S. school districts later decided to start the fall term with online learning, de Blasio pushed for opening schoolhouse doors. The Democrat argued that students needed services they got in school and that many parents were counting on it in order to get back to work.