Reopenings

‘Let’s listen to the teachers:’ NYC comptroller on school re-openings

To date, the city of New York, the most populous city in the U.S. and the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only received 12% of federal PPP loans. Like many cities and counties around the country, New York is counting on federal loan aid to help businesses and support in the reopening of public schools. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer joined Yahoo Finance to discuss why the city needs a stimulus package that includes funding for education.

“We need to have a stimulus package that is also gonna include money for school re-openings; this is not a cheap undertaking,” he said.

“This is really a matter of putting dollars to work so that we can create a school plan that works for kids, whether it’s [online learning or] classroom learning. This is the challenge of every big city and every small county in America right now,” he stressed.

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Mayors Give Florida Governor Feedback On School Reopenings

MIAMI, FL — When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to the state’s epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday he was hoping to have an honest exchange with local mayors in Miami-Dade County about the ongoing surge in cases of the deadly virus.

The mayors were more than willing to share their thoughts on the virus and even how the virus affected their own families.

“I have young children like you do. My wife is probably not going to put our 2-year -old in preschool,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez shared with the state’s top executive. “She was showing me desks that she was thinking of buying for my son’s room, so he could learn virtually.”

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Suarez, who was one of the first elected officials in the United States to contract the coronavirus and recover, suggested the state should have a long-term plan

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