Swine flu and school transformation

As of 5:00 P.M. on May 20, twenty-four schools in New York City were closed due to “unusually high levels of influenza-like illness.”

According to the NYC DOE, “All of these schools are closed based on recommendations from the New York City Department of Health with the exception of the two charter schools in the Bronx, which made their own decisions to close.”

According to the New York Times, the total number of closed schools is now 30.

Maybe this is basically like the life cycle of a butterfly (more on that topic soon), and the closed non-charter schools will reopen as charter schools. What, then, will the currently closed charter schools become?

Diana Senechal


  1. GoogleMaster says:

    “influenza-like”? You mean it’s not even H1N1 influenza?