Is the proposed budget increase enough?

2013-14 Executive Budget Address

Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget may bring New York City additional funding supports.  However, there is still much uncertainty surrounding the proposal.  The additional aids requires our teacher union to finalize an evaluation system by September 1.  Our schools missed out on grant money earlier this month failing to achieve this exact task.  

We’re optimistic about the budget increase.  Every dollar can help!  

However, we’re also realistic.  Even if this proposal passes and our schools get the additional aids, it’s not enough.  It’s just not enough.  Our kids deserve so much more.  Our kids deserve a well-rounded education that will prepare them to compete in this increasingly challenging world.  Arts to Grow is committed to do our part in that mission.  

Read more…

Daily News: Gov. Cuomo proposes $142.6 billion budget with money for Hurricane Sandy victims, troubled schools

Wall Street Journal: Cuomo proposes $143B state budget; spends 2% more

Gotham Gazette: Cuomo’s $142B Budget Increases Education Spending

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About arts2grow

Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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