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Thursday July 24, 2014

NY Students Displaced by #HurricaneSandy Offered Online Classes

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The NY Dept. of Education will allow students displaced by Hurricane Sandy to take online classes. Offered to children in grades six through 12, the lessons include English, math, economics, calculus, world history and Spanish. Teachers will hold weekly office hours via video conferencing and phone. Chancellor Dennis Walcott said, “Some of our families have not been able to return to their homes, and the impact on students demands more resources to ensure they get the education they need.” After the storm, 18 public schools remain closed those 7,800 students are attending other schools. Additionally, other students are displaced because their homes are damaged.

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