New York City high schools to reopen for in-person learning on March 22

New York City high schools to reopen for in-person learning on March 22

New York City’s public high schools will reopen for in-person learning on March 22 the city’s Department of Education said Monday, the final group of the largest school district in the country to be welcomed back to school buildings.

There are about 55,000 students in grades nine through 12 and 17,000 staff members returning, according to the department. The students returning had previously opted for in-person learning.

All of the city’s 488 high schools will reopen, and about half of them will have all or most of their students in class five days a week. The education department said that number will continue to increase.

Middle school students returned for in-person learning on February 25, while elementary school students returned in the fall.

Middle school students returned for in-person learning on February 25, while elementary school students returned in the fall.

The city’s Public Schools Athletic League will return in the beginning of April.

“Competitive play will resume in May and for the first time will continue throughout the summer,” said acting press secretary Danielle Filson.

To participate in the league, weekly testing and masks will be required and there will be no spectators allowed. The league will be open to both in-person and remote students.

This developing story will be updated.

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