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State budget to bring a long-awaited windfall for NYC schools

04.06.2021 | NY Daily News | Randi Levine, the policy director of Advocates for Children, said that with the influx of state and federal cash, the city should “fund a major education initiative” that includes academic support and mental health support with extra attention to students hit hardest by the pandemic. 

City officials have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up financing for the schools with the biggest budget shortfalls, but the city is still about $750 million shy of funding every school at 100%, according to the group Advocates for Children. With Tuesday’s state budget announcement, that could begin to change. Read article