CNBC: Distance Learning Is Much Harder For New York City’s 114,000 Homeless Schoolchildren


August 25, 2020

“I hope they figured out something better,” said New York City parent Crystal Berroa, 27, of her expectations for distance learning this fall.

For Berroa, who lives in a homeless shelter with her three children, ages 6, 4, and 3, managing her older daughter’s schoolwork, on top of her younger children’s needs and her own job, has been a nearly impossible task.

Her daughter, now entering first grade, received an iPad from the city’s Department of Education, which is distributing 300,000 such devices to students in need, but it often malfunctioned.

“The ones that are free don’t work,” she said.

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