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Education advocates want $6M in recurring funding to improve communication with immigrant families

05.26.2022 | Politico (Pro) | Advocates want a $6 million annual investment starting this upcoming fiscal year to develop a permanent, central system for Department of Education officials to communicate with immigrant families. 

A working group — made up of roughly 20 organizations that serve English language learners — has been collaborating with DOE officials on how to use the $4 million that the city committed this school year to improve the way the agency is in touch with immigrant families. 

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Advocates for Children of New York, the New York Immigration Coalition and other nonprofits are part of the Language Access and Immigrant Family Communication Working Group. Read article