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To reopen schools safely, close streets and create outdoor classrooms

14 Jul 2020

New York City plans to open schools in the fall but reduce the number of children who come into the classrooms. What if these schools expanded into city streets instead?

Just like restaurants have expanded into streets across the country, come fall, closing off the streets in front of schools may be a key factor in reopening children’s education. this ability to increase capacity with a flexible, modular space would satisfy common-sense social distancing practices that would be impossible to enact within the current classroom configuration found at most schools. And, most important, it comes at no cost to the city.


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