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LAS, Advocates Call for DOE to Support Students in Foster Care

Currently, the Department of Education does not have an office, team, or even a single staff member dedicated to supporting youth in foster care, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Secures Working WiFi for Homeless Students at 200+ City Shelters

The settlement, secured with Milbank LLP, requires the City to install wireless internet so more than 11,000 school-aged children can participate in remote education, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Watch: LAS Breaks Down Fight Over WiFi for Students in Shelters

Susan J. Horwitz appeared on Bronxnet's Open BXRx podcast to discuss The Legal Aid Society's suit against the City for its failure to provide students living in shelters with reliable internet access.
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City Hall: Most Homeless New Yorkers Must Wait Until Summer for Working WiFi

The Legal Aid Society condemned the Mayor for refusing to immediately install broadband-based internet for children who have been struggling to access remote learning, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Demands Details on City’s WiFi Plan for NYC Homeless Shelters

The Mayor has not released specifics or a timeline for providing reliable internet access for remote learning in homeless shelters, according to Gothamist.
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LAS Slams City for Threatening Parents Over Kid’s Virtual School Absences

Parents are crying foul, citing unreliable city-issued learning devices as the DOE threatens to involve Child Services, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls for Sensible Solutions to Tackle Backlog of Special Education Cases

Increasing mediations and settlements would help families avoid a lengthy hearing process, reports Chalkbeat New York.
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LAS Decries City’s Response to Systemic Internet Issues at Homeless Shelters

Despite ongoing connectivity issues for students participating in remote learning, the City remains resistant to providing broadband-based WiFi in shelters, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Threatens Suit Over Lack of Internet for Homeless Students

The de Blasio administration has failed to provide internet access to children in shelters, effectively blocking their ability to participate in remote learning during COVID-19, according to POLITICO.
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