Back to School
The Governor has made it clear that neither the President nor the Mayor have a say in determining when schools in New York reopen -- only the he does. And families will have to wait until August to find out what his decision is. Parents should note, however, that the New York City Department of Education is allowing parents to opt out of in-person instruction this fall in favor of remote learning. Families can opt-out at this website, or by calling 311.
Related, Johns Hopkins University has launched its new eSchool+ Initiative, which provides tools and resources for K-12 schools as they move to reopen. They've also analyzed plans to reopen schools by State (though New York doesn't have any data yet). And lastly, for the real data gurus among us, here is the Johns Hopkins coronavirus dashboard, which has been tracking covid-19 since before it landed in the U.S.