NYC Again Delays In-Person Learning for Most Students

NEW YORK (AP) -
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to reporters after visiting New Bridges Elementary School in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than one million students in its public school system.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct. 1.

Pre-kindergarten students and some other special education students will be the only ones who resume in-person instruction on Monday, as originally planned.

De Blasio and union leaders say the city needed more time to prepare for students to return to school buildings.