After mounting pressure from educators, the largest public school district in the nation will not open on September 10 as planned.

Instead, the first day of school in New York City will take place remotely on September 16 and in-person classes will resume on September 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

Teachers and school administrators alike have expressed concern over the city's blended learning plan, which integrates in-person and remote instruction. Union leaders have said schools simply don't have enough time to implement these changes while also ensuring the safety of students and staff.

Mark Cannizzaro, president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, spoke with NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills about the postponement and answered questions on school preparedness.


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