New York City students will not return for in-person learning until Sept. 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press conference this morning. The first day of school in NYC was previously scheduled for next Thursday, Sept. 10.
After discussions with unions, this resolution was done "in a constructive spirit," the mayor said, reports the CNN.
More preparation days for teachers will now be built in to the schedule. The mayor said all of the changes are taking place in "absolutely unprecedented conditions" and the city is setting the "global gold standard."