Limited English proficient parents need support to access info about their children’s education

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More than a quarter-million New York City public school students do not have a parent who speaks English fluently, and its causing a communication breakdown with the Department of Education, according to Advocates for Children of New York (AFC).

AFC released a report highlighting this data while called on Mayor Eric Adams and the NYC Council to invest $6 million in the 2023 fiscal budget to establish a permanent and centralized system to support immigrant family communications at the Department of Education (DOE). 

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