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NY Times: The Digital Divide: Researching the Challenges of Online Learning for Many Students


March 27, 2020

In recent weeks, many schools have turned to online learning in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. On March 23, the New York City public school system moved its 1,800 schools online. However, the city has an estimated 114,000 children who live in shelters and unstable housing, which makes offering accessible online education a challenge.

In this lesson you will read about several New York City kids who are navigating online education while living in homeless shelters or homes without internet access. Then, you will create a “one-pager” response to the article, or research your region’s plan for providing online education for students who are homeless.”

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