NYC parents/teachers file lawsuit against city over cuts to school budgets

Fed up with the impending education budget cuts, two teachers and two parents jointly filed a lawsuit this week against New York City, the Department of Education (DOE), and Schools Chancellor David Banks. The group is demanding an injunction to halt the $215 million budget cuts to public schools planned for next year.  After Mayor […]

By John Russo | Blog . news

Chancellor Banks finally moving ahead with NYC school budget task force

After nearly two months, Schools Chancellor David Banks is moving forward on a pledge to create a budget task force, the Department of Education said Saturday. Banks has not yet set up the “team” he promised to address complaints about the “Fair Student Funding” formula, which largely determines how much money schools get. “I’m prepared […]

By John Russo | Blog . news

Carmen Farina Chancellor announcement

Carmen Fariña Chancellor Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio will make an announcement (the Carmen Fariña Chancellor announcement?) at 11:30 AM this morning from the public school his kids attended, MS 51, which also hosted a “vent-session” against testing recently. Is this his schools Chancellor announcement? The NY Times thinks so. So do we! We profiled the leading candidates […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy

What does De Blasio’s Win Mean for NYC Schools

11-6-13 News Roundup: What does De Blasio’s victory mean for NYC Schools? NYC’s Mayor is Bill De Blasio. Chris Christie yelling at a teacher did not stop his own historic win. Is Randi Weingarten your next chancellor? All this and more! Here’s a news roundup for all of your morning-after election reading. The Mayor, a […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy


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