Parents, students and educators rally in Lower Manhattan for full reopening of NYC public schools

School community members from across the city rallied at the Tweed Courthouse Saturday demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education fully reopen all public schools for all students.

The rally occurred nearly a year to the day when de Blasio, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to grow across New York City, closed public schools and shifted all instruction to online learning. The public schools reopened in September under a “blended model” of in-person classes and remote instruction, though the year has seen school buildings closed for extensive periods due to the spread of COVID-19. 

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