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Source: The New York Sun
Subject: Education Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Education Department To Boost Translation Spending

The city’s Department of Education will spend an additional $2 million a year to translate school documents and provide interpreters for non-English speaking parents, Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday. The agreement prevented a standoff between the mayor and the City Council, which passed a bill in December known as the Education Equity Act that was expected to boost funding for those services by $10 million.