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Parents still scrambling for ‘Summer Rising’ seats as NYC program begins

07.05.2022 | NY Post | Advocates on Tuesday continued to monitor how the city would address the unique needs of some students, like children with disabilities or living in homeless shelters. Summer Rising last year was criticized for being inaccessible to those students, which the Adams administration acknowledged when it announced the revamped program this spring.

Some of those problems still lingered on the first day of the program. “The bus showed up this morning, but there was no paraprofessional,” said Randi Levine of Advocates for Children, about one of the families who works with the advocacy group. “So the child was not allowed to get on the bus,” she said. Read article