Schools return to life in storm-ravaged NYC - New York News

Schools return to life in storm-ravaged NYC

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By KAREN MATTHEWS
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest school system lurched to life Monday, with most of its students making their way back to classes by foot, ferry and subway after a weeklong break because of Superstorm Sandy.

About 100 New York City public schools remain closed due to storm damage, a lack of electricity or because the buildings are being used to shelter people left homeless after the killer storm rolled through last Monday.

That means about 73,000 of the city's 1.1 million students stayed home while officials scrambled to ready temporary space for them at functioning schools or to ensure power is back on at the schools they usually attend.

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