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Mayor Bloomberg

Proposed NY Budget Makes Cuts to Juvenile Justice System

Prison cell
Still Burning, flickr

In his state of the budget address earlier this month, Cuomo proposed a reduction of juvenile beds from 1,209 to 833.  He also wants to reduce the Office of Child and Family Services’ budget by $149 million and provide reimbursement incentives for local alternatives to incarceration for low and medium risk juvenile offenders.

NYC to Give Money to Underperforming Schools

by Claudia Morell
Mayor Bloomberg
Angela Radulescu, flickr

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a $10 million dollar plan to help low performing elementary and middle schools.  The money will go to 532 schools where more than two-thirds of the students performed below grade level on last year’s english and math proficiency exams.

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