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Advocates for Children of NY gives input on chancellor's plans for summer education opportunities

03.04.2021 | Bronx News 12 | "The DOE needs to plan now for a summer program that begins to help students catch up, given all the learning loss and trauma they've experienced over the past year," said Randi Levine, policy director at Advocates for Children of New York. "We want to make sure that summer programming this year has opportunities for one-on-one and small group instruction, especially for students who are struggling with reading, which is such a fundamental skill. We want to ensure that the summer program can serve all students of all ages and grade levels, starting in kindergarten — let's not wait until 3rd grade like we've done in past years, given that our young learners also missed out and need help right now. And let's make sure that this summer, our programs have specialized supports for students with disabilities and English Language Learners, so that they can take advantage of these programs, given how much difficulty they've had with remote learning over the past year." Watch video