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Coronavirus Takes $6 Billion Bite Out Of NYC's Budget

04.16.2020 | Gothamist | “Even in our darkest days, we have to continue to invest in the future, and our schools are our best hope,” Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children of New York, said in a statement on the executive budget. “That is absolutely key to full recovery.”

Sweet added that services should not be cut just because students are learning remotely. “In the year ahead, New York City students will need additional academic and social-emotional support to make up for the months of instructional time that have been lost to the pandemic and address the impact of isolation, fear, and loss,” Sweet said. “The budget cuts announced today would only worsen existing inequities and compound the immense challenges our schools and students are currently facing.” Read article