Remote Learning Creates Extra Barriers For Homeless CPS Students

CPS served an estimated 16,500 homeless students during the 2018-19 school year.

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Remote Learning Creates Extra Barriers For Homeless CPS Students

CPS served an estimated 16,500 homeless students during the 2018-19 school year.

Remote learning begins Tuesday for nearly 400,000 students at Chicago Public Schools. But the fall semester may prove to be an extra challenge for the district’s homeless population — an estimated 16,500 students who rely on schools for Internet access and other resources.

Reset checks in with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and a shelter in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood to discuss remote learning barriers for some of the city’s most vulnerable children.

GUESTS: Alyssa Phillips, education attorney at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Nicole Branch, case manager at the Sylvia Center

Amanda Learmond, program supervisor at the Sylvia Center

April Harris, CPS parent