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Kids in NYC Juvenile Lockups Can’t Be Seen or Heard by Teachers During Remote Learning

The closure of city public school buildings Thursday also marked the end of in-person classes for another population of New York City youngsters: kids being held in juvenile lockups.

But for the 141 minors jailed citywide, remote learning means a system where they cannot be seen or heard by their teachers during school hours.

They can only communicate with their instructors via text chat, according to teachers and other sources familiar with the system.

Support outside of class time is limited to virtual or phone “prescribed office hours” with teachers and guidance counselors, Department of Education representatives said without providing details. There’s also an in-person tutoring program in one facility, according to the Administration for Children’s Services.

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