NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio says public schools in New York City’s 1.1 million-student district will be shuttered for the rest of the academic year due to the the city’s coronavirus outbreak.
He says online education will continue for students.
School buildings in the nation’s largest public system have been closed since March 16. A massive effort to move instruction online has met mixed success. Many low-income students lack Wi-Fi and devices for connecting to their virtual classrooms.
Officials in other states, including Virginia and Pennsylvania, previously announced schools will be closed for the rest of the year.