Only in Print: School Closures Take Toll on Kids

The start of the 2020-2021 academic year last month began positively as schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn reopened on time, with proper health and safety measures enforced.

Outdoor Opera About Voting Rights’ Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Workshopped in Brooklyn

On Oct. 10, three scenes from the new opera “This Little Light of Mine” were privately workshopped and filmed outdoors on the historic oil tanker Mary A. Whalen. The work, commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, is part of the Opera for All Voices program and portrays key events in the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who rose to national prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

Only in Print: Going Remote in the ‘Red Zone’, From Educators’ Points of View

On Oct. 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo established three color-coded zones — red, orange, and yellow — to identify areas with increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. Public and private schools in the red and orange zones were temporarily closed, beginning Oct. 6 and Oct. 9, respectively, and must remain closed for at least two weeks.

A Day With St. Ephrem’s Pre-K 4 Class: ‘The Hardest We’ve Ever Worked’

With a month of school officially done, there’s a sense of routine and structure when you walk into St. Ephrem Catholic Academy. Students line up outside on the designated stickers, get their temperatures checked through thermal imaging, and go up the stairs and down the hallways in one-way fashions.

Cuomo’s Threat to Close Churches Stirs Anger

In the wake of his decision to close all schools in nine ZIP code areas in Brooklyn and Queens that have become hot spots for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Oct. 5 that he might have to shut down religious institutions, too.