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February 20, 2019
2 questions for 17 candidates: The education voter’s guide to New York City’s 2019 public advocate race
We asked each candidate two questions: What do you think is the biggest education issue facing the city, and what out-of-school factors that impact classrooms would you address?
February 6, 2019
In first legislative testimony, Carranza decries Cuomo’s proposed school funding formula
Chancellor Richard Carranza said Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pitch for a new state education funding formula would harm a majority of New York…
December 17, 2018
Defiant, Cuomo invites ire resisting more New York State funding for schools
Cuomo directly placed responsibility for funding schools on local districts, saying the money is “not fairly distributed by them.”
December 10, 2018
New York state officials call for $2.1 billion bump in education funding
The proposal is about $500 million larger than last year, which was shrouded in concerns over a state budget deficit and a threat of spending cuts.
March 14, 2017
Assembly budget invests in college tuition, rejects governor’s ‘repeal’ of foundation aid
The Democrat-controlled Assembly made its education positions known on Monday night when it released its budget bill.
February 14, 2017
Assembly Ed Chair Cathy Nolan: Eliminating the foundation aid formula is ‘completely unacceptable’
State officials made it clear on Tuesday that they will not let a decade-old formula designed to allocate more education funding to high-needs schools die without a fight.
January 20, 2017
Buried in the budget, Cuomo proposes controversial change to school funding formula
The governor’s controversial proposal would not include a commitment to fully phase in the total funding owed statewide.
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.
January 4, 2017
Launching 2017 legislative session, Heastie signals support for major increase in school funding
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he wants to create a timetable to fully implement a funding formula designed to help needy schools.
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