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Bloomberg budget takes aim at after-school programs, teachers’ jobs
Bloomberg budget takes aim at after-school programs, teachers’ jobs
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/31/2013 at 9:04AM

When millions in after-school program funding was cut in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget last year, parents held rallies, wrote letters and made phone calls until the City Council restored $150 million, saving these programs for thousands of children. The support greatly touched Deep Ghosh, director of youth development for The Child Center of NY, which [...]

Beacon Program closure protest continues
News Alexa Altman 2/29/2012 at 1:35PM

Community outcry at the possible closure of several Queens Community House Beacon Program centers is growing louder as more neighborhoods, faced with potentially losing their facilities, are speaking out. “The state of the community’s outrage is an understatement,” said Marva Dudley, president of the advisory board at Parsons Beacon, a center facing possible closure. “It [...]