Helping kids cope with the coronavirus crisis A New York City principal has died because of complications of the coronavirus, officials said. Dezann Romain, 36, is the first known public school staff member to die of the virus.  Romain worked at Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a transfer high school for overage or under-credited students. A union representing New York City’s school supervisors and administrators announced her death.”It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that we announce the passing of our sister, CSA member Dezann Romain, Principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, due to complications from Coronavirus,” the Council of Schools Supervisors and Administrators said in a statement obtained by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news website that covers education.  New York City school chancellor Richard Carranza called her death “painful for all of us” and extended his condolences to the Brooklyn Democracy Academy and Romain’s family. “We’ll be there for the students and staff through whatever means necessary during this impossibly difficult time,” he said in a statement to CBS New York. Councilman Mark Treyger, who is the chair of the city’s education committee, mourned the loss of Romain and called out city agencies for their response to the coronavirus pandemic. “This needs to serve as


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