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August 29, 2018
New York spends more per student than any other state. A new study suggests it should spend more.
The findings add new evidence to a heated debate about whether the state’s schools are adequately funded.
Nixon vs. cuomo
August 28, 2018
Three education issues to listen for during Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo’s only live debate
Cynthia Nixon traces her decision to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo all the way back to her days as a school-funding advocate.
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.
June 7, 2018
Cynthia Nixon on specialized schools: ‘We need them to be more racially diverse’
The comments are the most specific Nixon has made about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to increase diversity at the city’s top high schools.
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.
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.
March 29, 2018
Here’s the education lawsuit that helped motivate Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor
The following is a quick history of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity that Chalkbeat put together in 2016, along with some more recent information.
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…
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.
November 24, 2008
Rise & Shine: Monday, 11/24
IN NEW YORK: Schools graded D’s and F’s are more likely to have large black and Latino populations. (Daily News) To stop cheating, Stuyvesant…
November 20, 2008
Despite a rally and walkout, UWS parent council votes to rezone
An adapted Obama poster used at last night's District 3 diversity rally. An Upper West Side parent council last night put its stamp of approval on a plan to ease overcrowding in public schools there. But opponents of the plan, who have been criticizing it for the past two months as stamping out diversity, kept up their fight until the very end. The council's resolution means that two schools, the Anderson School and the Center School, will relocate to other buildings in the neighborhood next fall. In 2010, people living in three small sections of the neighborhood will be reassigned to different elementary schools. All that remains now is for the Department of Education to execute the changes. Opponents of the resolution included both Center School parents who don't want their school to move and advocates of diversity, who think the resolution will make schools in the area more segregated. Some of those parents rallied before the meeting yesterday. (View a video from last night's rally, during which speakers condemn Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and swear to keep fighting for diversity. Yes, "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon appears, but unlike in last week's video, she has a non-speaking role.) Before the council approved the resolution in a 7-1 vote, dozens of parents, neighborhood residents, and elected officials delivered one-minute speeches expressing their support or opposition. The speeches lasted more than an hour.
November 14, 2008
Backing her kid’s school, actress Cynthia Nixon joins UWS war
Cynthia Nixon — actress, Alliance for Quality Education spokeswoman, and parent at the school — was shouted down during a heated public comment session.
October 10, 2008
For every education dollar, a different "Sex and the City" star
Cynthia Nixon (left) and Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City” On “Sex and the City,” they were BFFs, but when it…
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