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"With snowstorm arriving, New York City public schools switch to remote learning for Thursday"

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

Original article written by Robert Pozarycki for amNY.

With New York City expected to be hit with up to a foot of snow, the city’s Department of Education announced that all public school buildings will be closed on December 17 and classes will be switched over to remote learning. According to the brief DOE statement issued Wednesday afternoon. “After-school programs, adult education, and YABC programs are also cancelled. All takeout and community meal operations will be closed. While school buildings are closed, instruction will continue remotely for all students.” This announcement comes just 10 days after Mayor de Blasio reopened elementary schools for students on December 7. Moreover, the city has been working to bring more elementary students as well as middle and high school students to the classroom citing increased safety measures being taken in schools. While discussing a possible post-Christmas shutdown of the city due to the pandemic’s second wave, de Blasio indicated at a Tuesday press conference that public schools might be exempt from it.

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