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New York City Is Failing Homeless Students, Reports Say

03.15.2018 | New York Times | The second report released on Thursday went further. That paper, released by Advocates for Children of New York and the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, called on Mr. de Blasio to hire more trained social workers to work in shelters — family assistants need neither a college degree nor any formal training in social work or education, the paper said. It also asked that the education department create a deputy chancellor’s office to focus specifically on highly mobile students. “Currently, the D.O.E.’s Students in Temporary Housing Program is buried under the vast and varied portfolio of the Deputy Chancellor for Operations,” the report said. “This arrangement makes it unlikely that students in temporary housing will get the attention or support they need.” Read article