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City budget roundup; highlights from higher ed hearing

01.25.2017 | Politico New York | The funding change leaves the fate of 30 new social workers hired to support schools with particularly high homeless populations unclear, and leaves new attendance teachers and literacy programs in homeless shelters in limbo....“It’s unrealistic to expect these new programs for students in temporary housing to have had a demonstrated impact when the social workers and other staff have just recently been hired. With only one year of funding, these programs have barely had a chance to get off the ground. The city should be increasing supports for students who are homeless, not taking them away.” —Kim Sweet, the executive director of Advocates for Children Read article