ALBANY – With cuts made during the recession now restored, education policymakers and stakeholders are focusing on how school aid is distributed – a review that could lead to the revamping of the state’s nearly decade-old funding formula, long a point of contention in past legislative sessions. The political environment of the 2017-18 budget could […]
Nine years after the state’s highest court found Albany failed to provide New York City with enough school aid, the case went back to court on Wednesday with plaintiffs arguing the state never lived up to that 2006 court order. Read the full story at
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s forthcoming State of the State address is expected to focus on what can be done to improve public education across the state. If he is serious about the issue, he will have to move beyond peripheral concerns and political score-settling with the state teachers’ union, which did not support his re-election, and […]
The chairman of Staten Island’s Community Education Council Thursday called upon the city to put an end to “Zip Code education” in public schools. “It’s time to put all students first, to end ‘Zip Code education’ in this city for district schools and for charter schools… We must end education apartheid in New York City. […]
Hoping for a quick end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment and the state cap on local property tax increases, a coalition of education groups including NYSSBA has filed a lawsuit contending the state’s system of funding public education violates the state constitution. The defendants are the State of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state […]
Any week now, the Kansas Supreme Court will rule on a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts alleging that school spending cuts violate the state’s constitution, which promises “suitable” funding for public education. In New York last week, an education advocacy group filed suit claiming the state is nearly $4 billion short of fulfilling […]
Twelve organizations and 15 parents across New York have joined together to sue the state over what they say are severe inequities in how funding for schools is allocated. Among the plaintiffs are Parents for Public Schools of Syracuse and parent Heidi Teska, who is suing on behalf of her two children, fourth-grader Morgan and […]
New York is violating its constitution by failing to provide basic public education for all its students, parents claim in court. New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights and 15 parents claim in New York County Supreme Court that the state reneged on a commitment to provide substantial funding increases to New York City schools and […]
Due to the inaction of the state, a second lawsuit has been launched by educators, organizations and parents fighting for equitable school funding. Read more at the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
A lawsuit filed in New York state argues that by not funding public schools to the levels promised in 2007 and by cutting K-12 funding over the last several years, state officials have failed to live up to their constitutional obligation to provide an adequate educational experience for students. Read more at Education Week.