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En octubre, al menos 90,000 beneficios de comida seguían sin utilizarse en la ciudad de Nueva York, un total de por lo menos $35 millones en fondos sin usar.
State-provided COVID compensation remains in effect — but one group of essential workers has been unable to claim it.
The cuts will affect universal preschool, wraparound services in community schools, and a popular summer school program.
The battle comes four years after the city boosted teacher pay in community-based programs to match their public-school counterparts.
The public health crisis paused state testing, impacting how the state typically evaluates schools.
The tentative deal with the United Federation of Teachers includes annual wage increases between 3% to 3.5% over five years. It follows the pattern of raises set by District Council 37.
Programs have long struggled to provide all children with the services they need, as they are legally required to do.
With just a month until the school year ends, families are scrambling to find alternate summer programs for their children.
The decision to start the new school year with steady budgets, however, doesn’t mean schools are completely immune from cuts.
Suspensions are also up 6% compared with the same period in 2019, just before the pandemic hit.
Two-thirds of that cut, or about $650 million, is the result of Adams’ decision to reduce the city’s contribution to the education department.
In its third year, the program will again have 110,000 spots and will be open to any child in New York City — but there are a couple changes to the application process.
The education department’s spending per pupil has increased by 46%, in large part due to the billions in federal COVID aid the district received as enrollment has dipped.
The role of parent coordinator became more critical and stressful during the pandemic. But salaries for the job, which New York City schools created 20 years ago, have not kept pace.
There might be more attention on this year’s state tests, following the spotlight on last year’s dip in national test scores.
In one significant change, students who are already attending one of the city’s hundreds of DYCD-run after-school programs will also receive priority for Summer Rising.
Both the state Senate and Assembly called to remove Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to allow New York City to open more than 100 new charter schools.