300,000 ipads for NYC public school students via Apple and T-Mobile, school officials just announced.
— Alyssa Katz (@alykatzz) March 15, 2020
Wow, a six week public school closure for NYC. That is truly unprecedented. And what does the city propose struggling parents do to provide care for their children within that time?
— Some call me Jay (@paragonpostcard) March 15, 2020
Big sigh of relief for those of us with immune compromised family working in the NYC public school system. Barring major surgery, I’ve never been more worried in my life
— CloudsandCandy (@CloudsandCandy) March 15, 2020
I grew up in the NYC public school system. We NEVER shut down. Sh*t is getting real. pic.twitter.com/ak1JrSeYFj
— Lauren Berson Sugarman (@LaurenBerson) March 15, 2020
I get that this had to happen but the stupid memes and videos of people celebrating the closing of the NYC Public School system is really stupid.This is sad for so many and this shouldn't be treated like a random snow day people. Stop the madness. #nycschools
— Mrs. Karine Travieso (@karinemehu) March 15, 2020
AMEN. Now NYC needs a plan to help low income families who rely heavily on public school system. I knew many homeless and hungry kids I worked with that sadly relied on school for shelter, safety, and sense or normalcy. It’s a problem nyc has had to address for a while. https://t.co/RchGKLkEAn
— NotMeUs (@gugubean_89) March 15, 2020
Please read the attached ‘critical update’ from the Chancellor shared with principals for families today.
It is also posted as the latest update on the DOE's public Coronavirus page. We will post to https://t.co/vu1eFD22jc as well. pic.twitter.com/Pfjx6lYJrK
— Stuyvesant High School (@StuyNY) March 16, 2020
Whole lot of people about to learn first hand how under paid/resourced/appreciated public school teachers are in the weeks ahead.
— Mark Headd (@mheadd) March 16, 2020
Good morning to the parents out there embarking on improvisational homeschooling this morning. We can do this! (And when it is over let’s double public school teacher salaries because wow this is really hard.)
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) March 16, 2020
For any parents out there, free grab-and-go breakfast is available at your nearest school for any students in the NYC public school system.
For anyone that needs free and confidential mental health support you can get help by calling 1-888-NYC-WELL or by texting WELL to 65173.
— Melissa Mark-Viverito (@MMViverito) March 16, 2020