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  • Eric Adams axes $547 million from NYC Education Department budget, more cuts on the way

    Nov 16, 2023

    Students line up outside of P.S. 503 in Brooklyn in 2022. Families across the city will quickly feel the impact of $547 million in cuts to the New York City Education Department's budget.
    Gabby Jones for Chalkbeat

    Chalkbeat NY | Advocates for Children, a nonprofit group, said the city has been unable to hire 15 additional staffers to help families living in shelters navigate the education system, an urgent concern given the influx of migrant families.

    The organization also said short staffing appeared to be causing delays in providing preschool special education evaluations and services in the Bronx.

    “We are particularly concerned that these budget plans will result in even more egregious violations of the rights of students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students in temporary housing or foster care,” Advocates for Children executive director Kim Sweet said in a statement. Read article