A Public School in New York Moved Classes Outside

Although we’ve been talking about how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic for months, it can sometimes feel like we’re not any closer than we were back In recent weeks, schools in some states have opened their doors, employing a variety of measures to try to keep the virus out of their classrooms.

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Mark Cannizzaro, president of Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, a union that represents principals, supervisors, and education administrators in New York City, said that although the idea of outdoor learning had real merit, school leaders would not have enough time to develop thoughtful plans. “The shortsighted guidance on outdoor learning also lacks detail, raising serious concerns around safety and security,” Cannizzaro said in a statement to Politico. “Furthermore, without funding, this plan will exacerbate already existing disparities.

The outdoor learning demonstration at Public School 15 in New York City was held on the street in front of the school.

Per Politico, school principals that want to employ outdoor learning to prevent the spread of covid-19 will be able to apply for permits to shut down streets to traffic, thereby using that space, or set up in local parks. “The disease doesn’t spread the same outdoors.

A child participations in an outdoor learning demonstration at Public School 15 in New York City.

A teacher and her students at an outdoor learning demonstration in Red Hook neighborhood in New York City.

Tables were set up for students in the street at the outdoor learning demonstration in New York City.

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