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Schools Group Calls on New York Lawmakers to Up Funding By $2 Bln

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State coffers are flush. The economy has rebounded from the Great Recession. That's why a statewide group of educators and parents says it's time to give more money to the schools. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trouble at Lake Grove and the Lessons for Nonprofit Schools

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Robert Lewis, WNYC investigative reporter, discusses his reporting on allegations of financial mismanagement and abuse at two nonprofit, special education schools run by the Lake Grove School Network -- both of which are almost entirely funded with taxpayer money.

 

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Schoolbook

Cuomo Threatens to Withhold More School Funding

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State officials keep adding more money to the pile meant to push New York City and the United Federation of Teachers into an agreement on teacher evaluations. On Tuesday, the financial incentive came from the governor, who again proposed an increase in state education aid -- but only for districts with evaluation agreements in place by September.

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Walcott: No Deal Would Mean School Cuts

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Wednesday that without a teacher evaluation agreement, which comes with an increase in state funding, there could be major cuts to New York City schools. But his laying out of grim consequences was met with a call to untie much needed education money from the deal, and politics, altogether.

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