Mayor: Survey shows majority wants in-person learning for upcoming school year

As the state gave the OK for the opening of city schools this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza say many are on board for in-person learning.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2020, 12:52 PM

Updated 1,384 days ago

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As the state gave the OK for the opening of city schools this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Richard Carranza say many are on board for in-person learning.
The mayor says according to a city poll, majority of parents want in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year.
According to the learning preference survey, over 700,000 students (74%) are planning for in-person learning.
The mayor says 85% of teachers are planning for blended teaching.
Mayor de Blasio also addressed the extreme heat and heat advisory currently in effect for New York City.
With temperatures in the 90s this week, a heat advisory has been placed through Wednesday at 8 p.m.
To help New Yorkers stay cool, the mayor says 200 cooling centers are open with social distancing, 250 cooling and misting centers will open in the most heat-burdened communities.
He also says 300 hydrants will be opened with spray caps, as well as 650 spray showers in city parks that are currently open.
In addition, 16 “Cool Streets” will also open with expanded cooling options.
 


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