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Pre-K, school social workers in forefront of negotiations as NYC nears a budget deal

06.13.2019 | Chalkbeat New York | Advocates have called for 31 more social workers for schools that enroll 70 or more students living in shelters and that don’t have one. “We know the Council has been fighting for an influx of school social workers for high-needs schools, as well as an increase in Bridging the Gap social workers to assist students living in shelters,” said Randi Levine, policy director for Advocates for Children, a group that has lobbied for additional counselors. “Given the numerous calls we get about children’s mental health needs going unaddressed in school, increasing the number of school social workers is a priority.” Read article