The City: Stuck on Mute: Kids in Juvenile Lockups Can’t Be Seen or Heard by Teachers During Remote Learning

“When COVID-19 first surged, ACS scrambled to protect both staff and children as virus cases started to pop up in detention facilities. To date, seven kids have tested positive between Crossroads and Horizon, the city’s two largest facilities, according to ACS.

No teachers were initially “actually teaching classes” and education consisted “solely of worksheets and computerized packets,” according to testimony by the Bronx Defenders, submitted for a May City Council oversight hearing.”

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