A Messy Return to School in New York

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Iolani teaches dual-language kindergarten in Washington Heights in New York Metropolis, the place she has labored for the final 15 years.

She, like many colleagues, is leery a couple of return to in-person instruction amid reviews of constructive coronavirus instances in different colleges. “I go through waves of anxiety to being hopeful that it works out to just being worried,” she informed our producer Lisa Chow.

On high of combined messaging from town concerning the kind instructing might take, her anxiousness is compounded by concern that she would possibly carry the coronavirus residence to her daughter, whose immune system is weaker because of an organ transplant.

In the present day, we take a look at how one trainer’s issues within the lead as much as the primary day again illustrates points round New York Metropolis’s reopening of public colleges.

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