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March 16, 2016
City education budget needs $171M more than governor proposes, report says
According to an analysis released Wednesday by the IBO, the mayor’s proposed education budget includes $171 million more than the governor’s proposal.
rally rinse repeat
March 3, 2016
At morning ‘walk-ins,’ advocates press Cuomo for more school funding
Advocates took to the streets Thursday to continue a years-long fight for what they say the state owes city schools: $2.9 billion.
making his case
January 26, 2016
Arguing for mayoral control, de Blasio sparks a spat over charter school funding
“We hold a basic belief that every single child in this state is equally important,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
state of the state
January 13, 2016
Gov. Cuomo unveils plan to expand community schools, urges scrutiny of charter enrollment
In his State of the State speech and his proposed budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo also proposed extending mayoral control of New York City schools. Now, the bargaining begins.
December 10, 2015
Gov. Cuomo’s Common Core task force calls for evaluation freeze, test changes
The governor’s task force suggested overhauling the Common Core standards and pausing test-based teacher evaluations for three years.
stay the (common) course
November 4, 2015
Tisch urges Cuomo to stick with the Common Core despite the backlash
A week after announcing her plans to step down as Board of Regents chancellor, Merryl Tisch urged the governor to stand by the Common Core standards and exams.
September 15, 2015
Cheating allegations rise under de Blasio, continuing a Bloomberg-era trend
The allegations come as the city has scrambled to respond to a string of reports this year involving academic fraud and grade inflation.
Updated September 3, 2015
Cuomo says Common Core ‘must be fixed,’ will begin (another) review process
Cuomo said he will task a team of advisors to make recommendations in time to direct another round of legal changes to state ed policy.
who's the boss?
July 16, 2015
The state names 62 NYC schools that must quickly improve or face takeover
If Chancellor Carmen Fariña fails to spur improvements at the schools after one or two years, she must cede control to an outside manager.
June 30, 2015
De Blasio blasts Cuomo for making mayoral control a ‘political football’
“An issue that was not politicized in the extreme in the past has now been turned into a political football," de Blasio said.
June 18, 2015
Education issues remain unresolved as Albany pushes past session’s official end
Mayoral control, changes to the state’s cap on charter schools, tax credits for private schools, and amendments to the teacher evaluation law all unresolved.
May 18, 2015
Fariña to state officials: Cuomo’s evaluation plan needs changes
The letter’s most surprising takeaway is that, in New York City, Cuomo may be about to exacerbate the problem he sought to fix through his new evaluation law.
May 12, 2015
Cuomo throws support behind tax credits for private school scholarships
Despite opposition to tax credits aimed at bolstering private school enrollment, new political dynamics — and Cuomo's support — could have a chance at passing.
April 9, 2015
For some schools, a spot on Cuomo’s ‘failing’ list but not in city’s Renewal program
Among more than 70 city schools that could face receivership under a new state law, nearly 20 are not part of the city's "Renewal" improvement program.
April 1, 2015
After rancorous debate, lawmakers pass big changes to evaluations
Despite lots of outspoken opposition, new teacher evaluation systems passed easily in the Assembly, 92-54 and in the Senate, 36-26.
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