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NYC schools initiatives face $700M gap as federal COVID funding dries up: advocates

01.19.2023 | Gothamist | The analysis by Advocates for Children of New York found that high-priority initiatives – such as support for students with dyslexia and additional bilingual programs as asylum-seeking students enroll in city schools – are funded with the federal money set to run out in October 2024. 

The group estimated that it will take $700 million per year to sustain all the education initiatives. 

“We can’t turn back on the progress made,” said Kim Sweet, executive director of nonprofit Advocates for Children of New York. “New York City students are counting on policymakers at the city, state and federal levels to work together to ensure our schools have the resources they need to avoid taking a massive step backwards in the instruction and services they provide.” Read article