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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
June 4, 2018
In Albany circus, can Mayor Bill de Blasio get specialized high school legislation passed?
Experts and politicians agree that, with less than a month left in the legislative session, the change is unlikely to happen this year but it could happen next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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