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  • With More Than 110,000 NYC Students Homeless, Many Are Struggling to Learn

    Dec 7, 2020

    12.04.2020 | NY1 | “Before the pandemic, only 29% of students who are homeless were reading on grade level, and outcomes are even worse for students who are in shelter,” said Randi Levine, the policy director of Advocates for Children. “So we’re extremely concerned about the learning loss that is happening now.”

    Heaven and Jordan have been learning remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. Until this week, they were living in a shelter on Staten Island — far from their school in the Bronx. With the help of Advocates for Children, they were moved to a different shelter in the Bronx. Watch video