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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.
January 23, 2019
New York legislators pass DREAM Act
After years of stalled progress, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition assistance passed through New York’s legislature…
Nixon vs. cuomo
August 28, 2018
Three education issues to listen for during Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo’s only live debate
Cynthia Nixon traces her decision to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo all the way back to her days as a school-funding advocate.
April 27, 2018
As unions rejoice over possible teacher evaluations reversal, original advocates say change will ‘mask inequity’
No one was more jarred by a bill to remove test scores from teacher evaluations than advocates who convinced the state to go that direction in the first place.
the race continues
Updated April 26, 2018
Diving into charged debate, Nixon calls for immediate repeal of New York’s teacher evaluation law
The announcement puts Nixon on board with the state’s teachers union agenda and threatens to drive a wedge between Cuomo and the major labor group.
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…
October 5, 2017
These 25 New York City schools could face closure or state takeover this year — but most probably won’t
“The fact that the city is being a bit more vocal about shutting down struggling schools may make it seem like less of a priority for the state."
August 23, 2017
Unified against Trump, the country’s would-be Democratic governors are divided on education
Coming to a Democratic primary near you: a clash over education issues.
June 29, 2017
State reaches deal on mayoral control, giving Mayor Bill de Blasio a two-year extension
It is Mayor Bill de Blasio's first multi-year deal since taking office in 2014.
June 27, 2017
Cuomo calls lawmakers back to Albany for a special session on mayoral control
The special session will start Wednesday at 1 p.m.
rules and regs
May 27, 2017
New York adds some flexibility to its free college scholarship rules. Will it be enough for more students to benefit?
Students are still required to enroll full-time and to finish their degrees on time to be eligible for the scholarship.
a new face
April 11, 2017
For the first time, the state teachers union will be headed by a New York City educator
"We’re going to play a role in pretty much everything."
Raise the age
March 11, 2017
Educators and students help lead the charge in New York’s ‘Raise the Age’ criminal justice campaign
New York is one of only two states that prosecutes all 16- and 17-year olds as adults in the criminal justice system, according to Raise the Age.
May 16, 2016
New York to give $5,000 awards to teachers who get students excited about learning
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new $5,000 award Monday for teachers who "instill a love of learning" in their students.
what albany's talking about
March 31, 2016
Union warns that last-minute negotiations could put more schools at risk of takeover
Lawmakers are in the final stages of debating the budget, which must be passed by midnight tonight to meet the budget deadline.
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