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June 21, 2018
In union defeat, lawmakers end session without revamping teacher evaluation law
New York lawmakers went home for the summer without overhauling a controversial teacher evaluation law that ties state test scores to educator ratings.
June 12, 2018
Senate Majority Leader proposes new teacher evaluation bill — but it comes with charter school concessions
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released an overhaul teacher evaluations — but it has strings attached that will make it hard for some lawmakers to accept.
one small step for de Blasio
June 6, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s specialized high school proposal clears one (small) hurdle
A bill to overhaul admissions at New York City’s premier high schools passed the Assembly education committee — but debate over the controversial plan has just begun.
let the games begin
June 4, 2018
In Albany circus, can Mayor Bill de Blasio get specialized high school legislation passed?
Experts and politicians agree that, with less than a month left in the legislative session, the change is unlikely to happen this year but it could happen next year.
one chamber down
May 2, 2018
The Assembly passed a new teacher evaluation plan. Here’s how it may — and may not — impact New York City
If the bill clears the legislature, little will likely change for New York City educators.
May 1, 2018
‘You’re going to see a lot of me’: Carranza promises to be a presence among Albany lawmakers
Carranza traveled to New York’s capital to attend the state’s Senate and Assembly education committee meetings.
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.
it's a deal
March 30, 2018
The final answer: School spending gets a billion-dollar boost
Lawmakers reached a deal on a state budget late Friday night.
to the left to the left
January 9, 2018
Teachers unions are ‘thrilled’ by Gov. Cuomo’s education agenda, but school funding remains in play
As Cuomo seeks re-election and maybe a presidential bid, he has championed progressive values. Advocates wonder whether that will turn into more funding for education.
the final countdown
March 28, 2017
State legislators are down to the wire to pass the budget. Here are the education items to watch
By the end of the week, lawmakers (may) have a deal on the big education funding issues facing the state, including how much to spend…
March 15, 2017
Senate releases budget plan, weighing in on school funding saga and rejecting Cuomo’s ‘Excelsior Scholarship’ proposal
The Senate passed a budget proposal that includes a new vision for college affordability, a different take on school funding, and more support for charter schools.
January 20, 2017
Week in review: “Horrible outcomes” vs. “false news”
Today’s the day that struggling schools across the state have been dreading for months. At 11 a.m., the state education department…
Updated January 9, 2017
What we’ll be listening for at the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick
Where she stands on education policy issues beyond school choice, for one.
November 9, 2016
Republicans appear likely to hold State Senate, paving way for (another) tough fight over mayoral control
Republicans are declaring victory in their efforts to maintain control of the New York State Senate, which could mean another testy fight over mayoral control.
mayoral control clash
May 18, 2016
De Blasio skips Senate hearing, angering lawmakers with mayoral control on the line
The mayor decided not to attend a mayoral control hearing on Thursday, drawing criticism from the lawmakers that stand in the way of a long-term extension.
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