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As New Academic Year Begins, Homeless Students Face Many Challenges

09.16.2020 | WNYC | "Even before the pandemic, significant disparities existed between New York City students who are homeless and their permanently housed peers, and the pandemic has only magnified these inequities," said Randi Levine, policy director at Advocates for Children of New York. 

The switch to remote learning in the spring was messy. The Department of Education distributed tablets with cell data, but some homeless students didn't receive them on time, and others had issues using them.

"There are shelter where the iPads that New York City provided don't work due to lack of cell phone reception, and other shelters where connectivity is limited." Listen to the full story