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City Council Member Robert Jackson

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Tweed to Absorb Much of Lost Aid

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he's planning next year's budget without $250 million in state education aid, money the city lost when it failed to reach an agreement on teacher evaluations, despite a legal challenge to the loss of funds.

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Students and Others Rally Before Discipline Code Hearing

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The city is considering changes to the student discipline code to reduce students to suspensions. But at a demonstration, others said the changes did not go far enough.

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Council Says City Is Falling Short on Mental Health Services for Children

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At a City Council hearing, advocates and city officials criticized the schools for relying too much on the police and hospitals to cope with troubled children.

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In Albany, a Bill for Mandatory Kindergarten

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Following a push by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, state lawmakers have introduced a bill allowing New York City to make kindergarten mandatory.

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Too Few Homeless Students Appropriately Placed, City Concedes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.

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Protesters to Bloomberg: Save School Jobs

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Union and City Council members said they would press Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to find extra money so the city can save the jobs of 777 school employees. City Hall says the cuts are necessary to address the city's budget deficit.

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City Council Promises More Transparency on PCBs in Schools

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Before protesters could make their way home from City Hall this morning, the City Council announced it will hold hearings on a bill to demand that the Department of Education notify parents of any PCB contamination found during inspection of public schools.

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