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New York pushes forward with in-person education as others reconsider

Posted On: Aug 7, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

New York pushes forward with in-person education as others reconsider

New York is pressing ahead with allowing K-12 schools to resume in-person instruction next month, setting it apart from other cities and states that have in recent weeks scrapped or delayed their plans to do so and instead start the school year online.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday granted preliminary authorization for schools across the state to begin implementing their reopening plans, a much anticipated decision that he said reflects the state's progress since becoming it ground zero for the country's outbreak this spring.
“You look at our infection rate, we are probably in the best situation in the country right now, as incredible as that is,” Cuomo told reporters Friday on a conference call. “If anyone can open schools, we can open schools.”
There is still much that needs to be worked out before New York students can return to classrooms, and a backslide in transmission rates - or a revolt from parents or the state's powerful teacher's unions - could upend these efforts. State health officials are...

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