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  • NYC students who are homeless, learning English, have disabilities saw lowest attendance rates last winter: NYC data

    Apr 21, 2021

    04.14.2021 | NY Daily News | Tenth graders who in shelters saw the lowest attendance rates, logging in just 64% of the time in January — a rate 18% lower than their classmates in stable housing, according to an analysis of Department of Education attendance data from the group Advocates for Children. 

    “The latest attendance data should spur City Hall and the DOE to action,” said Kim Sweet, AFC’s executive director. “Tens of thousands of students are still struggling to access an education because of the pandemic or are at risk of disconnecting from school entirely.” Read article