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Governor Andrew Cuomo
December 10, 2018
New York state officials call for $2.1 billion bump in education funding
The proposal is about $500 million larger than last year, which was shrouded in concerns over a state budget deficit and a threat of spending cuts.
December 9, 2018
In first meeting since November election results, the Board of Regents eyes budget for New York schools
While their request will help guide lawmakers as they hash out a spending plan by the April 1 deadline, the final dollar amount is out of the hands of the Regents or other state education department officials.
fight another day
June 21, 2018
In union defeat, lawmakers end session without revamping teacher evaluation law
New York lawmakers went home for the summer without overhauling a controversial teacher evaluation law that ties state test scores to educator ratings.
guide to the battle
June 18, 2018
With days left in this year’s session, what will happen with teacher evaluations?
As the legislative session comes to a close, here's what you need to know about the upcoming battle over teacher evaluations.
On the Agenda
June 13, 2018
While revealing $7 billion education plan, Nixon criticizes schools that leave kids ‘destined for jail’
Here’s what you should know about Nixon’s plan for New York’s K-12 schools.
one small step for de Blasio
June 6, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s specialized high school proposal clears one (small) hurdle
A bill to overhaul admissions at New York City’s premier high schools passed the Assembly education committee — but debate over the controversial plan has just begun.
let the games begin
Updated April 27, 2018
Here’s where the key players stand in New York’s renewed teacher evaluation battle
In order to explain the behind-the-scenes teacher evaluations dynamics, we broke down where each player stands.
I'm just a bill
April 26, 2018
The debate is back: New York state leaders introduce bill to overhaul teacher evaluations
A bill introduced in the Assembly on Thursday would not require districts to use standardized test scores to judge teachers.
April 9, 2018
Elia on lawmakers’ plan to make districts report funding decisions to the state: It’s duplicative
The problem with the new law is that state officials have already been working on a separate timeline to implement a nearly identical federal requirement, Elia said.
it's a deal
March 30, 2018
The final answer: School spending gets a billion-dollar boost
Lawmakers reached a deal on a state budget late Friday night.
March 27, 2018
With the New York state budget deadline nearing, here are the education issues we’re watching
A number of issues have yet to be resolved: the overall level of education spending, school safety measures, and charter school funding.
March 26, 2018
Nixon accuses Cuomo of underfunding schools, calling his rationale ‘just one big excuse’
In Cynthia Nixon's first press conference in Albany since she announced her bid for governor, she attacked Cuomo on school funding.
let the games begin
March 13, 2018
Assembly pushes for $1.5 billion boost to education spending
The proposed increase — which would bring total education spending to $27.1 billion — is significantly more than the governor’s suggested $769 million increase.
February 22, 2018
New York wants to overhaul its teacher evaluations — again. Here’s a guide to the brewing battle.
Here's what you need to know, including how evaluations currently work, the political battles that lead to this point, and what could happen moving forward.
February 15, 2018
After deadly school shooting in Florida, NYC schools chief calls for classroom discussions about the ‘unthinkable’ tragedy
The assault weapon that was used to kill 17 people in a Florida school shooting is banned in New York.
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