NYC Education Dept. planning to open two virtual schools

NYC Education Dept. planning to open two virtual schools

May 10, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • The New York City Education Department is planning to open two “virtual academies” to give public school students more opportunities to learn online.
  • “We intend to open two brand-new virtual schools so that students have more flexibility in how they go to school,” Deputy Chancellor Carolyne Quintana said at a City Council budget hearing Tuesday.
  • The Education Department hasn’t spelled out how the virtual academies will work, how students qualify, who will teach the remote classes, and whether students will be virtual full-time, but promised more details soon.
  • An agency spokesman declined to share a start date, but Schools Chancellor David Banks has previously said he hopes to launch a virtual school as early as September.

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