November 19, 2020
All New York City schools are closed to in-person learning now that the city has reached its 3% coronavirus infection rate threshold.
And as buildings are closed, there are growing concerns about what will happen to hundreds of thousands of students who don’t have proper access to remote learning.
Child advocates say students not having the devices they need seriously hurts their ability to learn, and they want the city to find a solution fast so kids can have a chance.
The Family Homelessness Coalition Released a statement that says in part, “Many lack basic necessities like Wi-Fi access, a working tablet or even physical space to study and learn. New York City cannot stand idly by as our most vulnerable children fall even further behind, spiraling deeper into a cycle of poverty.”