Council education budget hearing highlights city’s biggest priorities: school safety, immigrant youth, 3-K education


School safety, supporting the newly-arrived migrant students and families, vulnerable youth populations, and early childhood care and education were some of the biggest priorities discussed at the city council’s recent budget hearing on education on Feb. 15. 

Ahead of the budget hearing, Education Committee Chair Rita Joseph raised as her biggest objectives and priorities: immigrant families, the safety and wellbeing of New York City children, and vulnerable youth — particularly those who are in foster care or those with disabilities.