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New York City Must Provide WiFi to Homeless Families
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s announcement that schools will open for elementary students came as welcome news for many homeless families, as the switch to remote and blended learning has been fraught with uncertainty and unfulfilled promises.
Diverse Organizations Urge California Lawmakers to Prioritize Children in Budget
As California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to unveil his 2021-22 budget proposal later this week, more than 1,000 organizations have urged policymakers to make children — especially the reopening of public schools — the state’s “all-hands-on-deck” spending priority.
‘Year Up’ Sets The Standard on Workforce Development
A gold standard study has found Year Up to have perhaps the strongest evidence to date in connecting youth and young adults to the workforce, perhaps setting the stage for increased investment in the model around the country.
California’s New Plan for Early Childhood Education Runs Up Against COVID-19 Realities
A long-anticipated “master plan” for overhauling California’s child care and preschool system has just been released, drawing mixed reactions marked by sharp criticism for being out of touch with the needs of an industry particularly decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Advocates for Special Needs Kids Seek Urgent Court Order on In-Person Teaching
After months of urging one of the nation’s largest school districts to safely provide quality in-person learning to the thousands of special needs students who get little from online instruction, children’s rights groups on Friday went right to the California Supreme Court and filed a lawsuit to make it happen pronto.
After Abolishing School Police, Oakland Creates a Plan for What Comes Next
Oakland Schools Chart Course for Police-Free Future
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Desiree McSwain-Mims got pegged a troublemaker in second grade.
1 in 10 New York City Students Faced Pandemic without Stable Housing
As New York City’s schoolchildren watched the coronavirus’s brutal spring rampage evolve into months of virtual learning, nearly 1 in 10 did so without having a stable place to call home.
Engagement With Remote Learning Alarmingly Low Among New York City Disadvantaged Youth
Amid a fresh wave of coronavirus infections washing over New York City — a development that has reversed the city’s halting efforts to slowly ease more students back into the classroom — comes a new report finding that thousands of students “failed to connect” at all with remote learning opportunities last spring.
Foster Youth Nationwide Gain Priority for Free Online Tutoring
As students across the country struggle to keep up with their schoolwork while sheltering from the coronavirus, tens of thousands of foster youth will now have access to one-on-one support from a free tutoring program being rolled out nationwide.