Staten Island Advance: Remote learning: Will system fail homeless students?


April 12, 2020

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New York City, the largest school system in the United States, moved to remote learning on March 23 for its over 1.1 million students as schools closed to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). But some advocacy groups say a large population of at-risk students — including low-income and homeless students — are at risk of falling behind.

New York City public school buildings have been closed since March 16 and were expected to reopen on April 20, until Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that schools in New York will continue to be closed until April 29 — as part of his extension of the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order.”

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