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February 22, 2018
New York wants to overhaul its teacher evaluations — again. Here’s a guide to the brewing battle.
Here's what you need to know, including how evaluations currently work, the political battles that lead to this point, and what could happen moving forward.
February 15, 2018
After deadly school shooting in Florida, NYC schools chief calls for classroom discussions about the ‘unthinkable’ tragedy
The assault weapon that was used to kill 17 people in a Florida school shooting is banned in New York.
February 1, 2018
Mayor’s budget calls for new 3-K preschool sites amid looming budget threats
New York City is adopting a quicker timeline to expand 3-K but the mayor warned of looming budget threats from the state and federal government.
the last stand
January 31, 2018
NYC schools chief calls Cuomo’s budget plan ‘disrespectful,’ says funding change would ‘take us backwards’
Carmen Fariña used her final appearance before state lawmakers on Wednesday to blast some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposals.
January 30, 2018
What will NYC schools chief Carmen Fariña ask for in Albany — and what will she be asked?
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is preparing to testify at a state legislative hearing on Wednesday.
January 29, 2018
Here’s how New York City divvies up school funding — and why critics say the system is flawed
In 2007, the city adopted a funding formula that sends more money to schools with the neediest students. Here's how that formula has been working.
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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