Special education teacher at William Cullen Bryant High School loses morale when no students show up for in-person learning

WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) — A special education teacher took video of his empty classroom after none of his nine students showed up for first period.

The video was taken at William Cullen Bryant High School on Thursday — the first day of in-person learning for middle school and high school students in New York City in nearly seven months.

“We’re off to a very, very rough start,” the teacher said. “My morale has dramatically decreased since I got here.”

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The teacher said more kids did show up online for remote learning.

“On a positive note, my babies are roaming the school and I get to see them for the first time in 6 months,” he wrote alongside the video.

Attendance did improve somewhat for his later classes when he had six out of eight, four out of 10, and

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Nike China Unveils Stunning Animated Tribute To Kobe Bryant

Such was the esteem Kobe Bryant was held globally, China is the latest Nike territory to unveil a tribute to the basketball legend.

Bryant, 44, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles in January, alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other passengers.

Called “Dear Kobe”, Nike China’s spot is the work of creative agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai and director Francois Rousselet and the Mathematic animation team in Paris.

Set to a piano score, the spot juxtaposes young fans and athletes inspired by the legend with animated montages of his famous gameplay.

Check out the work below:

Commenting on the work, Mathematic executive producer Guillaume Marien said: “When we started this project, we knew we needed to be very considerate when defining the animation style and effects. The spot is a poignant reminder of the life of Kobe Bryant, and we knew it would be viewed by millions

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