NYC Public Schools to reopen for some students

Elementary students and those with disabilities will be able to return to in-person learning in early December.
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New York City Public Schools will allow in-person learning for elementary students and those with disabilities to resume in December, The New York Times reports

The school district, which is the country's largest, suspended in-person instruction earlier this month after New York City reached a 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 3%. Elementary students will return to in-person classes starting Dec. 7, and students with disabilities will be able to return Dec. 10. Middle and high school students will remain remote for now. Students can only return if their families had signed up for in-person learning earlier this year. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city will get rid of hybrid learning so eligible students will be able to attend in-person learning five days a week. The city has also done away with its 3% positivity rate metric for closing schools. Instead, it will closely watch the number of schools that close due to multiple COVID-19 cases. 


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