74% of NYC students will participate in blended learning when school starts next month: Carranza

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday announced the city's plan for back-to-school this upcoming school year, which include over 700,000 kids planning to return to school.

"There’s a lot that will change, but the one thing that will not change is the fundamental commitment to the children," de Blasio said.

A survey with parents revealed that the majority wanted kids to return to school.

700,000 students or 74 percent will attend some sort of blended in-person learning with 26 percent of students opting for full remote learning, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza explained.

He also added that 85 percent of teachers plan on blended learning with 15 percent of teachers requesting to work from home.

"Health and safety lead the way, always," said Carranza.

According to the mayor, there will be constant cleaning and social distancing.

If a classroom does not have "adequate air circulation," it will not open,  de Blasio said, but that does not mean entire school buildings will not open.

Scheduling announcements will start next week, the mayor said.