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  • Mayor Adams’ revised NYC education budget trims preschool, summer programs, support services

    Nov 16, 2023

    Mayor Eric Adams visits PS 18, on Staten Island on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
    Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

    NY Daily News | Also this school year, the Education Department plans to save nearly $78 million through a hiring freeze — a move school advocates say is a mistake.

    “We have already seen the impact of the city’s blanket hiring and spending freezes on students with the greatest needs,” said Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children of New York.

    On the school level, programs that enrolled fewer students than expected this fall will have to return the extra funding received per pupil this year. While the majority of schools registered more children than projected with an influx of migrant families, more than 650 schools will lose on average $167,000 each. Read article