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  • NYC vows to equip family shelters with Wi-Fi. Homeless advocates say the investment is overdue.

    Oct 29, 2020

    10.28.2020 | Chalkbeat NY | Lack of internet access has long been a problem at city shelters, which housed more than 34,000 city students during the 2018-2019 school year, according to Advocates For Children New York. But the pandemic exacerbated the issues as more children relied on the internet to participate in remote schooling.

    “We’re glad that after months of raising concerns, the mayor has committed to ensuring students living in shelter have the connectivity they need to log on to school,” said Randi Levine, policy director for Advocates For Children New York. “We are eager to hear more details, including a timeline, as we continue to hear from families in shelters who are continuing to miss out on school because they can’t get online.” Read article