I briefly summarized recent guidance from Gov. Cuomo, the NY State Department of Health and the Board of Regents for the reopening of schools, and explained how if NYC schools do reopen, to ensure social distancing most students will only be able to attend school in person 1-3 days a week, depending on how overcrowded their particular school is.
Council Member Brad Lander then joined us, to explain how the city needs to provide child care and wrap around services for young students on days when they are not attending school. We discussed where the funding will come from and the need for more federal and state aid.
Governor Cuomo’s announcement of the metrics that will determine whether schools can be reopened in NY state in the fall.
Guidelines from the state Department of Health and the Board of Regents.
Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC proposals for the safe reopening of schools; letter to the Board of Regents and Summary of ideas from our June 20 conference.
How the need for social distancing brings in sharper focus the inequities of class size across the city.
Council Member Brad Lander’s oped and draft childcare plan.
Information on the increase in wealth among NY state billionaires during the pandemic.
NY Legislature bills that would raise revenue to support our schools during the pandemic and help pay for child care and wrap around services, by increasing taxes on the ultra-wealthy.