New York City has an estimated 114,000 homeless children, many of whom have had to adapt to an age of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in shelters with no internet access.
“Without internet connectivity, homeless students are deprived of the means to attend classes,” U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan wrote in a 10-page opinion. “And because homeless children who lack internet access and reside in New York City shelters cannot attend school for as long as that deprivation exists, the City bears a duty, under the statute, to furnish them with the means necessary for them to attend school.”
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By ADAM KLASFELD, Dec 30th, 2020