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  • AFC & the ARISE Coalition Testify on the New York City Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Education Budget

    AFC and the ARISE Coalition, which is coordinated by AFC, each testified before the City Council Education Committee about the education proposals in the Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget.

    Mar 25, 2015

    New York City City Hall Building

    AFC is heartened that the Preliminary Budget includes increased funding for a literacy initiative to support students with disabilities, interpretation services for immigrant families, behavioral supports, and Pre-K. However, more funding is needed to have a significant impact.

    The ARISE Coalition’s testimony urges the Council to fund the proposed literacy initiative as a down payment on what we hope will be a longer-term commitment to ensuring that every student in NYC learns to read proficiently.