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  • Let NYC High Schoolers Who ‘Age Out’ This Year Return Next Fall: Advocates

    Mar 22, 2021

    03.19.2021 | City Limits | Ashley Grant, a director with Advocates for Children of New York, says they are particularly concerned about the impact of the pandemic on the city’s students of color, as well as English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities — groups disproportionately represented among students who need more than four years to graduate. Many older high schoolers have already overcome a number of educational barriers before COVID-19, and many work jobs in addition to their studies, she says.

    “These are students who already are the most vulnerable and who may have become totally disconnected from school during the pandemic,” Grant says. Read article