Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announces expansion of after-school programs

Chancellor Dennis Walcott was in the Bronx over the weekend, giving parents a preview of what to expect this upcoming school year. Walcott attended Sunday

Chancellor Dennis Walcott spent Sunday visiting all five

Chancellor Dennis Walcott spent Sunday visiting all five boroughs to talk about what to expect for this coming school year. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - Chancellor Dennis Walcott was in the Bronx over the weekend, giving parents a preview of what to expect this upcoming school year.

Walcott attended services at Harvest Fields Community Church in Westchester Square Sunday where a youth choir sang and the congregation prayed for a successful school year.

Following the service, Walcott announced after-school expansions citywide thanks to a $13 million investment, which will increase the number of program seats by 4,000.

Walcott also spoke about changes to Common Core programs and new standards that will help prepare students for 21st century jobs.
 

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