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Updated April 1, 2016
Breaking: State lawmakers reach budget deal with big wins for charters, community schools
In a move that symbolizes recent shifts in state education policy, up to $175 million will be directed toward turning struggling schools into “community schools."
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.
March 24, 2016
36 principals join public push for funds, saying gaps hurt special ed, English learners
Principals told Chalkbeat that they would use the funds to solve a tough problems: Not having enough staff members to work with students who are farthest behind.
March 10, 2016
Assembly budget adds $2 billion in education spending; would boost SHSAT tutoring
This year’s Assembly budget proposal would increase education spending and add funding to promote diversity at New York City’s specialized high schools.
the first draft
January 21, 2016
De Blasio’s spending plan would hike budgets at more than 650 schools
His $82.1 billion city budget proposal, released Thursday, shows how the city plans to achieve the education goals de Blasio laid out last fall.
January 20, 2016
Q&A: How have large donations affected education policy in New York City?
Professor Jeffrey Henig discusses the changing role of education philanthropy, from Bloomberg to de Blasio.
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.
January 6, 2016
Memphis City Schools retiree benefits up in the air following state attorney general’s opinion
Retired employees face uncertainty over which entity is responsible for paying for their benefits after the state attorney general said it's not Shelby County.
December 15, 2015
Regents unveil $50M plan to boost education for boys of color
Regents want the state to spend $50 million on attracting male teachers of color and other efforts to boost the education of black and Hispanic boys.
Politics & Policy
December 2, 2015
McQueen proposes $57 million more for K-12 education next year
Tennessee's ed chief asks for additional state funding for initiatives including professional development for teachers and increasing transparency around testing.
October 20, 2015
Shelby County Schools faces $72 million shortfall next school year, Hopson says
Only months after shepherding $125 million in budget cuts for the current fiscal year, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson warns that more lean times are ahead.
October 2, 2015
Cabinet shuffle includes three new leaders for Shelby County Schools
Following the exit last summer of three top-level officials with Shelby County Schools, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson announces the addition of three new cabinet members.
Politics & Policy
July 28, 2015
Indiana charter schools miss out on funding formula boost for English learners
In the new state budget, districts where English language learners make up at least 25 percent of students can qualify for extra aid, but not if they're a charter school.
July 7, 2015
With Shelby County budget settled, Hopson reflects on process
Dorsey Hopson hopes the fiscal bleeding slows as a result of the district's most recent budget-cutting process and priorities.
Updated June 30, 2015
SUNY charter chair: We won’t authorize more schools without more funding
The SUNY Charter School Institute is facing a choice between maintaining strict standards and stretching its staff thin, according to the chair of its charter committee.
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