Parents fight to keep after-school program open

Parents, students and educators gathered at I.S. 171 Friday to plead with school officials not to go forward with a proposed 25 percent budget cut,

Parents, students and educators gathered at I.S. 171 Friday to plead with school officials not to go forward with a proposed 25 percent budget cut, which could put a successful after-school program in jeopardy.

Derek Perkins, a staff member for the Cypress Hills program, says he is worried that many of the students will end up on the streets if the program is eliminated.

"This is a way...

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