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Will Disadvantaged Students Fall Further Behind During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

04.06.2020 | BK Reader | An estimated 300,000 students lacked laptops or tablets to participate in online classes when public schools shut down over the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the department has worked at a furious pace to obtain devices for those students, Randi Levine, policy director for Advocates for Children of New York, told BK Reader.

Devices are going out to students living in shelters, temporary housing and foster care, said Levine, whose organization advocates for students from low-income backgrounds.

“Unfortunately, there are students who still don’t have devices,” she said, adding that Advocates for Children recognizes that this is an unprecedented situation. Read article