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NYC schools restart classes facing omicron surge and staffing shortages

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NEW YORK — As New York City schools reopened Monday after winter break, many started the day with a basic math problem: How to keep classes running with scores of staffers out sick because of surging COVID-19 cases. The principal of one Brooklyn elementary school unilaterally shut her building down Sunday night because of staff shortages, while administrators across the city reshuffled schedules and combined classes to manage the coverage gaps. Student attendance took a big hit too, with only 67% of students marked present citywide — a sharp decline from the nearly 90% average for much of the …

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