East Harlem mom Rosa Diaz was elated to learn that her 4-year-old son would be able to go to school in person five days a week.

For months, he has been attending in-person classes at P.S. 171 just a couple days a week, and his less-structured remote days seemed to set back his ability to recognize letters of the alphabet.

And since Diaz and her husband work outside the home during the pandemic, it has been difficult to ensure their babysitter was logging the boy into his remote sessions. So when the opportunity arose for daily in-person learning, “I was like, ‘Yay, excellent, he needs it,’” Diaz said.

A student returned to school at P.S. 5 Port Morris in the Bronx on Monday. Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here .

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