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October 8, 2019
After Whitmer’s veto, Detroit charter schools brace for impact
“This was totally from left field,” said Mark Ornstein, CEO of University Prep.
Politics & Policy
September 23, 2019
5 things you should know about the Michigan GOP’s long-awaited education budget
Five things to know about the 2020 education budget proposed by the Republican-controlled state legislature.
June 19, 2019
Detroit’s shared school bus route will expand in its second year, its backers consider its future
The GOAL Line, which transports students to and from Detroit schools, has been popular with parents, but the commission's 2020 budget has a $1.4 million deficit.
June 14, 2019
NYC leaders say a new budget puts them on the ‘path’ to closing the pre-K pay gap. But it’s not a done deal.
De Blasio said the budget “promises to create a pathway” to comparable salaries but offered no specific details, citing ongoing labor negotiations.
Paying for pre-K
June 7, 2019
City Council leaders are demanding higher pre-K wages — and it could lead to a budget showdown
It’s a shot in the arm for pay parity among the organizations who provide early childhood education to 60% of pre-schoolers in the program.
behind the budget
May 20, 2019
‘Unacceptable’: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities in hearing
“This is a deeply disappointing and unacceptable budget for the council,” said Councilman Mark Treyger, who chairs the council’s education committee.
the chopping block
April 25, 2019
Renewal schools’ longer days a casualty of budget cuts, but social workers for homeless students now in New York City’s plans
Newly added to New York City’s proposed budget for next year: more counselors for homeless students.Newly cut: extra time in class for students at some of the city's most struggling schools. Not in the mix: higher pay for thousands of early childhood educators who are threatening to strike.
March 6, 2019
What Whitmer’s budget means for preschoolers in Michigan — and Detroit
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigned hard on the promise of offering preschool to every Michigan 4-year-old. Now she says it could still happen — just…
Gov. Murphy proposes boost to education spending — and a new ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for it
Murphy’s spending plan would boost state aid for K-12 education by $206 million, and raise taxes on those earning more than $1 million.
behind the budget
February 10, 2019
Budget dance among items on New York Regents to-do list this week
Budget talks, graduation rates and struggling schools are on the agenda Monday for state education policymakers.
Follow the money
February 8, 2019
Mayor de Blasio proposes $300 million for special education staff, beefing up programs
Most of this money will be used to add more teachers and paraprofessionals to “implement individualized education programs," and a portion of it would go toward programs in bilingual special education and autism spectrum disorder.
February 7, 2019
De Blasio unveils preliminary budget calling for cuts, few new initiatives
De Blasio said more than $632 million of new funding would go toward existing education programs: special education services, funding 3-K programs, and paying for mandatory charter school expenses.
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