martes, 20 octubre 2020
Visitas totales a la web: 86110520

El portal de los profesionales de seguridad y emergencias

Nº 1 del mundo en español en seguridad global

Soluciones de seguridad global

New York Schools Can Reopen. Will They?

Mihir Zaveri

CORONAVIRUS SCHOOLS BRIEFING: The pandemic is upending education. Get the latest news and tips as students go back to school.

The announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday that schools across the state can reopen in the fall was hailed as yet another sign of New York’s progress in containing the coronavirus.

Even so, many hurdles remain.

Just because schools can reopen does not mean they will do so fully. It also does not mean that parents will feel comfortable sending their children into classrooms — or that teachers will be willing to report back to them. The teachers’ union in New York City has already cast doubts about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ability to safely reopen schools.

“If the teachers don’t come back, then you can’t really open the schools,” Governor Cuomo said. “If the parents don’t send their students, then you’re not really opening the schools.”

Remote learning has taken a toll on students. Researchers say not reopening schools may lead to increases in high school dropout rates. Younger children may struggle to learn to read.

If children do not return to schools, racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps are expected to widen because of disparities in access to computers, home internet connections and direct instruction from teachers. Homeless children and students with disabilities will also be disproportionately hurt.

Governor Cuomo said schools could reopen, but local politicians and superintendents will now decide whether to do so and how.

The approach will most likely not be uniform: Buffalo’s superintendent has indicated that he may prefer to delay the start of in-person learning until October. In Syracuse, most high school students will probably learn remotely.

In New York City, Mr. de Blasio has called for children to report to school one to three days a week — masks and social distancing will be required — and learn online the rest of the time. But there are concerns about whether there are enough nurses to staff all city school buildings, and some ventilation systems are in urgent need of upgrades.

And all of the school districts’ plans must be approved by the state’s Education and Health Departments in the coming weeks.

Even if the plans are approved and schools reopen in some fashion, there is a question of whether parents will send their children to class and whether teachers feel safe enough to come to work.

Some teachers in New York City have threatened to stage a sickout. Their union has indicated it might sue over reopening.

“As Governor Cuomo noted, parents and teachers must be confident that schools are safe before they can reopen,” Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, which represents New York City teachers, said in a statement on Friday. “In New York City that is still an open question.”


Fecha de publicaciónagosto 10, 2020

BELT.ES no se hace responsable de las opiniones de los artículos reproducidos en nuestra Revista de Prensa, ni hace necesariamente suyas las opiniones y criterios expresados. La difusión de la información reproducida se realiza sin fines comerciales. 

Listado de Expertos

Recomendado

Profesión militar: Obediencia debida frente a la obligación de disentir

Con ocasión de la realización de estudios en el Instituto Universitario Gutiérrez Mellado tuve la ocasión de leer y analizar una serie de documentos de opinión que trataban en profundidad las diferentes facetas presentes en el campo de las relaciones cívico-militares; temas que , habitualmente, no han estado presentes en los diferentes cursos y actividades formativas en la enseñanza militar, ni, por supuesto, en la civil.

El paracaidista español que humilló a los «temibles» espías soviéticos

Joaquín Madolell, natural de Melilla y militar del Ejército del Aire, desarticuló la mayor red del espionaje...

Mascarillas falsas llenan tiendas y farmacias: cómo saber si la tuya lo es y qué riesgo tienen

Higiénicas, quirúrgicas, FFP... Estos términos hace dos meses no nos sonaban de casi nada a la mayor parte de los ciudadanos, y menos si nos decían que esto tenía algo que ver con mascarillas.

Últimas noticias

Apple no solicita al CNI la certificación de seguridad de sus teléfonos

El Centro Criptológico Nacional detalla en su 'Memoria Anual' los esfuerzos por dotar a la administración de...

El Sistema de Seguridad Integral en el Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas)

El Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas) de México apuesta por la seguridad integral para garantizar el abastecimiento seguro y...

Companies Facilitating Ransomware Payments Could Face Penalties

Companies that assist victims of ransomware attacks in making payments to criminal hackers could face penalties, according to a new advisory from the U.S....

Una violencia indómita: el siglo XX europeo

La centura pasada quedó marcada por violencia desatada y furibunda según recoge Julián Casanova en 'Una violencia indómita: el siglo XX europeo' (Crítica) Todos los adjetivos, no debemos...

Los troyanos bancarios latinoamericanos fijan su objetivo en España

Las campañas de ‘emails’ de los ciberdelincuentes han suplantado la identidad de la Agencia Tributaria, el Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social,...