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March 29, 2018
Here’s the education lawsuit that helped motivate Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor
The following is a quick history of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity that Chalkbeat put together in 2016, along with some more recent information.
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.
on the run
March 19, 2018
‘Sex and the City’ star and public schools advocate Cynthia Nixon launches bid for N.Y. governor
Actress and public schools advocate Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she’s running for governor of New York, ending months of speculation and…
Updated October 11, 2017
The votes are in: Some New York charter schools can now certify their own teachers
In select charter schools overseen by SUNY, prospective teachers will soon only have to sit for the equivalent of a month of instruction before entering classrooms.
October 10, 2017
SUNY faces legal threat against proposal to let charter schools certify their teachers
Lawyers representing the Alliance for Quality Education said they will seek an injunction if officials proceed with their charter school teacher certification proposal.
critics of cuomo
April 18, 2017
CUNY students join chorus of protests against Cuomo’s ‘hypocritical’ college tuition plan
The protest by AQE, an organization that has long criticized the governor, is the latest in a round of backlash against Cuomo’s free college tuition plan.
April 10, 2017
After heated debate, New York charter schools receive boost; school aid increases by $1.1 billion
The funding tug-of-war between charters and traditional public schools boiled over into a contentious fight, which contributed to a delayed state budget.
March 16, 2017
New York education experts call Trump’s proposed budget cuts ‘irresponsible’ and ‘devastating’
President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint, unveiled Thursday, drew instant ire from education experts in New York state.
March 15, 2017
Senate releases budget plan, weighing in on school funding saga and rejecting Cuomo’s ‘Excelsior Scholarship’ proposal
The Senate passed a budget proposal that includes a new vision for college affordability, a different take on school funding, and more support for charter schools.
Show me the money
January 17, 2017
Governor Cuomo proposes $1 billion increase in state aid, kicking off school funding negotiations
The governor's proposal is less than the $2.1 billion suggested by the state's education policymaking body.
January 13, 2017
Four education storylines to watch as New York kicks off its 2017 legislative session
We'll be following the governor's efforts to provide free college tuition, an upcoming battle about school funding, and plans to boost after-school programs.
the trump effect
December 8, 2016
After Trump’s election, activists call on education officials to expand anti-bias training
“All city agencies must have a plan — that must include the Department of Education.”
November 23, 2016
Advocates protest outside Eva Moskowitz’s home, denounce Ivanka Trump’s visit to Success Academy school
Advocates said Eva Moskowitz's surprise appearance during their protest was further proof of her disconnect from immigrant and minority communities.
funding fight continues
October 3, 2016
Have supporters of a lawsuit demanding billions in school funds finally found their moment?
The fight continues to increase school funds under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit.
Show me the money
September 6, 2016
Three low-performing New York City schools are owed millions in funding, lawsuit claims
"There is nothing to permit the Governor, through the Division of Budget, to withhold funds."
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