The Mayor's education budget cuts & defunding of community-based early education centers
After a brief recap of the news, Leonie interviewed Randi Levine of Advocates for Children about Mayor Adams' proposed cuts to critical education programs. Then she spoke to Allison Demas, an instructional coordinator in the DOE Early Childhood program about the long delays and backlogs in DOE reimbursement of city PreK providers that have put them into financial peril, and to Dr. Sanayi Canton, an educator who has been trying to establish a community-based education center for 3K and preK students in Harlem for the last three years.
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Randi Levine, Advocates for Children, Testimony on the FY 24 Executive Budget , May 24, 2023
Chalkbeat, NYC vows to pay pre-K providers after lengthy delay, Nov. 3, 2022
Gothamist, NYC Childcare Centers still face payment delays, Feb. 14, 2023