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DOE is contemplating the gradual reopening, partial distance learning for next year

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DOE is contemplating the gradual reopening, partial distance learning for next year

The city’s public school system is considering a gradual start to the next school year and holding classes remotely as the city subsides from its coronavirus crisis.

These steps are among a number of safety strategies Chancellor Richard Carranza said were considering in a Tuesday letter to Department of Education staff obtained by The Post.

“Because we cannot predict what September will look like, we can – and we must – prepare for various possibilities,” Carranza wrote. “Our job is to be ready and agile.”

Among those possibilities is what Carranza calls “blended learning,” in which schools enter classes directly and securely.

While Carranza added that DOE “works wholeheartedly towards the start date in September,” it also explored situations where staff and students could start school at different times, with some children perhaps starting their school day in the morning or evening.

If social distance regulations still exist, schools must “think creatively” about scheduling to limit capacity.

“We see so far that other countries have modified schedules, and / or started groups of students directly at different times,” Carranza wrote.

“This year for us, the time of return to the building, and under what circumstances the building may be closed or have limited access, will be determined in close coordination with NYC Health and based on health and safety indicators.”

Whatever the scenario applied, Carranza stressed the need for “improved health measures” for faculty and students, including schools equipped with adequate personal protective equipment and monitoring of strong health indicators to ensure students and staff do not appear in sick schools.

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“We will engage with families, parent leaders, community partners, students and staff in the coming weeks to learn more about what they want to see reflected in the reopening plan,” Carranza wrote, adding that DOE had considered options since the door The school is closed in March.

DOE did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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