Nation’s largest school district welcomes NYC students back to in-person learning

There will be no remote option for the district's 1 million students this school year.
By: | September 13, 2021

Students in New York City’s public schools — the nation’s largest school district — are being welcomed back to the classroom Monday for full-time, in-person learning, joining school districts across the country confronting a new academic year amid Covid-19.

“We’ve been working for 18 months to get ready for this day,” New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter told CNN in an interview Friday.

New York schools first went remote in March 2020 as the novel coronavirus started spreading throughout the United States. They reopened for some in-person learning last year, but many students continued with a virtual option, even before in-person instruction was interrupted with school closures and reopenings as circumstances changed.

This time, there won’t be a remote option for the district’s approximately 1 million students.