Teacher Strike Threat Delays Opening Of NYC Schools

The New York Daily News reports:

The scheduled start of in-person learning at city schools has been pushed back, from Sept. 10 to Sept. 21, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. Sept. 10-15 “will be devoted to preparation” by school staff, he said at a press conference.

Sept. 16-18 will provide a “transitional period” for the school year in which online learning only will take place. Sept. 21 will mark the start of in-person classes.

“What would have happened on Sept. 10 now happens on Sept. 21,” Hizzoner said. The change comes after the United Federation of Teachers threatened to strike after calling for a later start to the school year than the mayor initially proposed, saying adequate safety measures were not in place.