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New York City Public Schools will receive more than $500 million for education programs. Here’s how the money breaks down.

NYC is investing more than $500 million in public school education programs

NYC is investing more than $500 million in public school education programs


NEW YORK — New York City Public Schools’ educational programs receive more than $500 million from the city.

Mayor Eric Adams says the programs were previously paid for with temporary stimulus dollars from the federal government.

NYC is investing $514 million in city and state funds into Department of Education programs

Both city and state dollars will now be used to protect city Department of Education programs that were supported by federal stimulus money.

Here’s how the $514 million will be spent:

  • $92 million for support citywide 3-K expansion
  • $74 million to help hundreds of social workers and psychologists who provide mental health services in schools
  • $56 million for more service hours and resources for providers of special education
  • A total of $56 million for 113 Community Schools and a program to eliminate the gap in community schools
  • $53 million about career preparation programs in high schools that offer apprenticeships, access to college credit and other programs
  • $41 million for arts programming
  • $31 million for Learning to Work in transfer schools and Young Adult Borough Centers that provide guidance and learning opportunities to at-risk adults and young adults
  • $27 million for the Public Schools Athletic League
  • $17 million for literacy and dyslexia programs
  • $10 million for academic assessments for mathematics and English language arts
  • $15 million for coordinators who assist students with temporary housing and accommodations
  • $10 million for bilingual education and related programs
  • $15 million for further programming Project pivot pointwhich partners with community organizations to offer violence interruption and other programs in schools
  • $10 million for six nonprofit organizations with the goal of helping students prepare for graduation and the future
  • $9 million for the New Visions Data Platform that schools use to track student information, such as attendance
  • $6 million for translation and interpretation services for students and families
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Additional funding for 3-K, pre-K outreach efforts

The city is spending another $5 million on that Enrollment efforts for 3K and pre-K.

“Currently, New York City has tens of thousands of unfilled 3-K and pre-K seats, and we don’t want a single seat to go unfilled,” Adams said.

The mayor’s office says outreach efforts will focus on areas of the city with low enrollment rates.

Another $25 million will go to special education and related services for preschoolers.

The mayor also announced an $8 million investment in the MyCity portal with the aim of helping New Yorkers apply for subsidized child care and other city services.

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