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  • NYC Council pushes for DOE to hire school staff for homeless shelters

    May 4, 2022

    05.03.2022 | New York Post | More than 100,000 public school students were homeless last school year — including a third that lived in New York City shelters. More than half of students living in shelters miss at least one out of every 10 school days, according to data cited by Advocates for Children. 

    The DOE committed in February to adding 50 community coordinators in shelters, but advocates said they were still waiting for those job descriptions to be posted. 

    “We would like to see the DOE begin hiring right away,” said Randi Levine of Advocates for Children. 

    Department officials did not return a request for comment on the status of that hiring process. Read article