New York public schools are offering two main options to students and their families: “blended” learning, which includes time at schools and remote instruction; or 100% remote learning. Here, students’ desks in a public elementary school in Brooklyn are spaced apart for social distancing.

Students’ desk adhere to social distancing requirements in a classroom at a public elementary school in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. New York City’s public schools can hold in-person classes this fall, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, paving the way for the district to become the only major U.S. system to open its doors despite growing unease among teachers, administrators and parents. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images