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NYC’s Adams Frees $100 Million for Schools After Budget Backlash

Eric Adams
Eric AdamsPhotographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is freeing up $100 million in federal stimulus money for New York City schools, after an outcry among parents and some educators over the city’s plan to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for city schools in the current fiscal year. 

The Adams administration’s reversal on schools funding comes a day before a hearing planned in a lawsuit parents and teachers filed against the city last month in an effort to stop the budget cuts. In late July, a Manhattan judge issued a temporary order barring the city from following through with the cuts, estimated by the city comptroller’s office at more than $370 million.