NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City high schools reopen for in-person learning Monday. Hundreds of schools will open their doors for the first time since November . READ MORE: Mayor Bill De Blasio Says New CDC Guidelines Will Allow ‘A Substantial Number Of Students’ To Return To Classrooms All of the city's 488 high schools will offer in-person learning, with about half returning five days a week. "With a .57 positivity rate, our schools are the safest place to be, and we are ready to reopen schools for our high schoolers," New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter said. "We are going to continue with what we know works — weekly in-person testing for our students, educators and staff." The schools chancellor and mayor say not only have cases been low among students, but the vaccination effort has also ramped up. "Over 40,000 educators have been vaccinated," said Mayor Bill de Blasio . "But that number, we all think, is low, meaning we think there are more if just hasn't been reported yet." The long-awaited return to to classroom is welcome news for parents throughout the city. For Allison Ordonez, it's a chance for her ninth grader to… Read full this story
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