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World New York city schools to close, ending classes for 1.1 million

00:50  16 march  2020
00:50  16 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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New York City will close its public schools this week in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The city 's school system is the largest in the country The city 's school system is the largest in the country, serving 1 . 1 million students. More follows… Download the new Independent Premium app.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said officials would attempt to re-open the 1.1 million student system on April 20, but acknowledged that classes might be done for the year. He said teachers would be quickly retrained to work with pupils through remote education.

“I know the full cost of shutting our schools. I know all of the negative ramifications of this decision, and it’s very painful,” De Blasio said during a City Hall briefing. “It’s going to be very difficult for a lot of families.”

“This is something I could not in a million years imagine having to do,” the mayor said.

The closings, which also will happen in suburban counties and likely in New Jersey, follow school cancellations in other states, but they are a dramatic escalation in the region that contains American centres of finance and culture.

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The schools were not meeting goals that the city set for higher test scores, increased graduation rates and Its cost: 3 million by the end of this school year. Cheryl Watson-Harris, the top deputy to the New York City has never found a universal solution to transform its most troubled schools , but

For all its diversity, New York City , by some measures, has one of the most segregated school systems in the country, in part because many elementary schools are effectively closed off to children who live outside their zones. And although the Brooklyn rezoning is mainly a response to crowding

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York City closing earlier Sunday. Schools in suburban Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties will also close Monday, said Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Sunday that school closings were an “inevitability.”

All the localities must provide food programs to those now receiving them, as well as childcare to essential workers. City officials must have a plan in place within 24 hours, DeRosa said.

De Blasio had resisted calls to close the schools, arguing they were among the city’s main pillars of social cohesiveness and warned that hundreds of thousands of children dismissed from class could raise problems as they grew restless and lacked supervision. The schools also provide a first line of health surveillance with most staffed by a nurse, he said.

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Lunch at New York City public schools will be available free of charge to all 1 . 1 million students beginning this school year, Carmen Fariña, the The vast majority of New York City public school students are poor: About 75 percent of them had already qualified for free or reduced-price lunches

But filing for bankruptcy immediately ends a school ’s eligibility for federal financial aid funds, which is a Mr. Dottore told students that his goal was to keep their schools open at least through the end of the In a court filing Tuesday, his lawyers said flights had been booked at a first - class rate that had

“I know just how much our parents depend on our public schools,” he said Sunday. “I know there are so many parents who do not necessarily have any other place for their children, so many parents who depend on our schools for meals for their children.”

De Blasio didn’t order the shut down of bars and restaurants ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday notorious in the city for drunken revelry, but said city officials would strictly enforce rules limiting them to 50% capacity. He said stronger measures were under consideration.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palasazczuk says parents can choose whether or not to send their children to school as the teachers union calls on the state government to close schools down from Wednesday."Parents have a choice – if they choose not to send their child to school, they can make that choice," Ms Palaszczuk said.

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