De Blasio highlights first day of face-to-face classes in NYC

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, explained that more than 90,000 students return to school to take face-to-face classes this week.

He highlighted that 734 schools began to operate to serve basic education students in District 75.

He stressed that the “operations control room” of the Department of Education has achieved a work for the benefit of New Yorkers.

The Mayor acknowledged that the program Learning Bridges (Bridges of learning) will be providing care and attention services to about 3,600 preschool students and that services from kindergarten to eighth grade will be available as of September 29.

During their participation, the director of the educational program Mentors Matter announced the Junior 100 initiative that will immediately support 750 students (black and Latino) by providing mentoring, scholarships, career and vocational guidance.

He stressed that this initiative will provide aid to about 4,000; who can request this service from September 21 to October 5, at the website:

He added that, in the same way, it is developed in the program CUNY Tutor Body in which college students will also provide academic guidance and tutoring.

As for the new indicators used to measure progress in the fight against coronavirus, the most recent data showed:

  • Number of positive cases admitted to hospitals: 51 (12%)
  • Covid-19 reported cases, 7-day average: 316
  • Percentage of patients who tested positive: 1.00%

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