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2014 state budget
June 16, 2014
Panel of union critics say de Blasio lost big on the UFT contract
What the city and the United Federation of Teachers have hailed as a historically collaborative agreement adds up to little more than giveaways for the teachers union, critics argued at a panel event on Monday morning. As a result, panelists said, a new $18 billion contract for teachers reflects plenty of missed opportunities for the de Blasio administration.
March 31, 2014
In New York City, a new siting process paves the way for more charter schools
The state budget bill's expected passage includes several dramatic education policy shifts for the city, but perhaps none have been more fiercely debated than new provisions for providing new city charter schools with free or subsidized space.
March 31, 2014
State budget leaves dollar figure for city after-school expansion unclear
Expanded after-school programming is still a go in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today, even though the state budget announced over the weekend does not set a dollar figure for the initiative.
March 29, 2014
Pre-K funds, charter school protections, and Common Core changes in state budget deal
New York State reached agreement for a new spending plan, allocating pre-K funds for New York City, effectively reversing Success Academy co-location reversals, and laying out a process for new city charter schools to receive facilities support.
March 28, 2014
Charter school leaders on last-minute lobbying spree as budget details emerge
Just hours before the state legislature is required to sign off on a budget, charter school leaders are frantically mobilizing against parts of a proposed compromise deal that would give some of their schools additional funds.
March 27, 2014
In budget deal, a facilities boost for some—but not all—NYC charter schools
New York City charter schools that are new or growing will get a facilities boost in this year’s state budget deal, but other charter schools will not, according to people briefed on the deal.
March 27, 2014
Budget deal "moving" but no details on main education issues
State lawmakers emerged from their latest budget talks on Thursday morning closer to a deal but with few details on the big topics being discussed in negotiations.
March 26, 2014
As state budget deal nears, what you need to know about education issues on the table
As state budget negotiations begin to come to an end, the implications for New York City schools are growing clearer. Here are the big education issues that legislators are weighing as they set the state's budget.
March 25, 2014
In shift, Silver says budget talks involve money for charters "all over the state"
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said today for the first time that he is open to providing state facilities funds to privately housed charter schools, a potential policy change that the State Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo support.
a middle path?
March 24, 2014
In charter school tension, a pathway to long-sought facilities funding
The State Senate's far-reaching charter school proposals would turn giving the schools access to state facilities funding — in the past has been an ambitious ask for the charter sector — into a compromise position for legislators.
March 18, 2014
State lawmakers fight for funds to rid schools of their classroom trailers
State lawmakers want to tweak one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's major budget initiatives to fast-track the removal of New York City classroom trailers.
March 14, 2014
Avella compromises on charter schools to sign off on Senate budget bill
A year ago, State Sen. Tony Avella was frustrated that his school closure and co-location moratorium bill was getting held up by a breakaway group of Democrats. Now, he's part of that group and may need to compromise on some long-held education positions.
March 13, 2014
Backed by Cuomo, Senate vaults charter schools to center of budget talks
State lawmakers are proposing a package of bills designed to protect charter schools after weeks of an escalating battle between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and charter operator Eva Moskowitz.
March 12, 2014
Assembly spending plan includes statewide pre-K funds, extra $1 billion for schools
The Assembly's budget proposal will boost school funding by nearly $1 billion for this school year and includes an extra $100 million for statewide prekindergarten services, according to details released Wednesday morning by Speaker Sheldon Silver's office.
January 21, 2014
Cuomo budget: Funds for pre-K, technology, and merit pay
Few of Cuomo's education priorities are a surprise, but his budget proposal adds new details and dollar amounts to ideas that he's been floating for weeks.
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