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New York City Allocates $127 Million to Public Schools – Will 3- and 4-Year-Olds be Left Behind?

Mayor Eric Adams announced more funding for New York City public schools, aiming to restore some budget cuts made due to COVID and migrant crisis costs, although some parents are still concerned about access to pre-K programs.

Mayor Eric Adams Allocates Additional Funding to NYC Public Schools Amid Budget Talks.

According to an article in CBS News, Mayor Eric Adams said he’s giving more money to New York City public schools as they talk about the budget. He said they needed to cut some programs earlier because of COVID and migrant crisis costs. But now, he’s putting some of that money back into public schools. However, some parents of 3- and 4-year-olds say they still feel ignored.

Adams visited a public school in Chinatown to make the announcement. He said $75 million will go to public schools that might have had their budgets cut. Another $20 million will help kids go to the Summer Rising program for free during the summer. And $32 million will go to keep other programs running that used to get COVID money.

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New York City Allocates $127 Million to Public Schools – Will 3- and 4-Year-Olds be Left Behind? (PHOTO: Chalkbeat)

Concerns Linger Among Parents as Mayor Adams Reverses Some Budget Cuts for Public Schools

Furthermore, the City Council asked for more money for things like pre-K and public school food. But some groups say there are still thousands of kids who can’t get into the pre-K program. The city says there are seats available, but they might not be where people need them. People want the city to do more to help all kids get a good education.

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