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  • NYC’s pre-K program will soon have seats for all children with disabilities who want one, mayor says

    Jan 13, 2023

    12.13.2022 | Chalkbeat NY | The city has also committed to opening another 400 new seats by sometime this spring.  

    “We plan to hold the administration accountable for delivering on that promise,” said Randi Levine, policy director for Advocates for Children, a nonprofit organization that has for years pushed for more such seats, during Tuesday’s press conference. “The city has a legal obligation and a moral obligation to do so.” 

    In an interview, Levine noted that under the city’s plan, preschool special education teachers will now be paid as much as a new teacher who works for the education department. 

    “But every step helps,” she said. Read article