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NJ Schools Allowed to Reopen as NY Educators Call for Delay to Start of School Year

HeadlineAug 13, 2020

In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing K-12 public schools and universities to reopen for in-person instruction in the fall.

Gov. Phil Murphy: “In-person instruction may fully resume immediately, should institutions so desire and so long as social distancing, among other protections, are strictly adhered to. And any student who chooses to continue remote learning must be accommodated.”

Here in New York, unions representing teachers and school principals on Wednesday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to delay plans to open the school year on September 10 to allow more time to implement complex safety protocols. The educators’ demands came as health officials reported a spike in new infections in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, with the mayor calling the outbreak a “warning light” for New York City. 

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