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  • Mayor Adams restores some education funding, his third budget cut reversal in 3 days

    Jan 12, 2024

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    Gothamist – New York City Mayor Eric Adams restored education funds for a summer program and community schools Friday — his third announcement in three days walking back budget cuts he previously said were necessary due to the cost of caring for migrants.

    The city will cover an $80 million gap in summer school funding left by expiring stimulus funds and reverse $10 million in cuts to community schools, which offer social services for students and their families. Some $500 million in cuts to the education budget remain in place, according to the nonprofit organization Advocates For Children of New York.

    The restored funding for community schools is for the current fiscal year, while that for the Summer Rising program is for next fiscal year starting in July, a NYC Department of Education spokesperson told Gothamist.