City Council Member Lewis Fidler
Friday, November 18, 2011
By Emily Canal
How many homeless students are enrolled in the city schools? How many live within walking distance of their schools? Those and other questions came into sharp focus this week with a news report about N-Dia Layne, a 4th grader searching for stability, with no clear answers from city agencies readily available.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Yasmeen Khan
At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.