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City educators, advocates rally for more resources as school virus cases continue

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Manhattan — A month after New York Metropolis colleges headed again for in-person studying, advocates gathered outdoors the United Federation of Academics constructing in Manhattan and requested for extra assist.

Since faculty began in September, there have been greater than 4,500 reported COVID-19 circumstances in colleges. Dad and mom are asking for extra transparency as circumstances proceed to crop up — at the moment, dad and mom are instructed when somebody at their youngster’s faculty exams constructive, however aren’t instructed if their youngster was probably uncovered.

In keeping with the Division of Training, college students will solely have dwell, distant instruction if a whole classroom has to quarantine; that can solely occur if a instructor exams constructive for COVID-19.

Advocates additionally cited ongoing challenges which can be hindering instruction.

“In case your youngster is quarantined … you don’t know when your youngster goes to see your instructor,” training advocate Kaliris Salas mentioned. “What it does is it heightens the inequities which can be within the system.”

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