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New York City schools to delay class start under safety deal with unions

Richard Carranza, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, left, and Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, carry bins with supplies during a news conference at New Bridges Elementary School in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New York, U.S., August. 19, 2020.

Jeenah Moon | Reuters

New York City public schools, the largest U.S. school system, will delay the start of classes by 11 days to Sept. 21 under an agreement with education unions that had pushed for additional coronavirus safety measures, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

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