New York delays begin of college year to permit far more prep time

Stacked chairs through summer season break at a public elementary college in Brooklyn.Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is delaying sending students back to classrooms in the nation’s biggest public college program, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

De Blasio stated in-class college instruction will be delayed by 11 days to permit added prep time for teachers.

The improvement comes soon after de Blasio emphasized for months that the city’s 1.1 million public college students will need schools to resume in-individual instruction this fall soon after the coronavirus abruptly forced a thorny plunge into remote finding out in March.

Even as other large U.S. college systems — such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Houston — decided to begin the college year with students finding out remotely, de Blasio stuck with a strategy for a Sept. ten hybrid reopening that was intended to function as substantially classroom time as probable although nonetheless permitting for social distancing.

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