Thousands of NYC Students Displaced

    Yellow caution tape tells people not to enter Public School 15 in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where families of many students who attend the school are still without power, Friday Nov. 2, 2012. Across the city, parents and kids cooped up for a week said they were ready to heed the mayor's call to return to school Monday, though some wondered heading into the weekend whether it was possible in devastated areas and how it would all work for the nation's largest school system serving about 1.1 million kids. (AP Photo/Beth Harpaz)

    Beth Harpaz / AP Photo

    More than 100,000 New York City schoolkids won’t have class Monday, and a third as many might skip school until Wednesday. But the worst news may be that 45 schools damaged by Hurricane Sandy may be out of commission until the end of the year, teachers-union president Michael Mulgrew said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Saturday that eight schools would remain closed to students for use as housing for residents rendered homeless by the monster storm. Students from 57 “severely damaged” schools were told to report to alternate locations Wednesday.

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