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    Foes of breakaway Democrats allege charter school ‘pay-to-play’

    June 13, 2017 AQE in the News

    An new report from an education advocacy group accuses members of the state Senate's eight-member Independent Democratic Conference of betraying traditional public schools in exchange for campaign donations from charter school supporters. Read more at the Albany Times Union.

    After heated debate, New York charter schools receive boost; school aid increases by $1.1 billion

    April 10, 2017 AQE in the News

    Every week since November, Sterling school superintendent Jan DeLay has met with her administrative team to figure out how to cut $1.25 million from the district’s budget. Read more via Chalkbeat.

    State aid increase gives school districts breathing room

    April 10, 2017 AQE in the News

    Local school officials are happy with the education aid coming their way in the new state budget, even though the $1.1 billion increase was not as much as advocates had sought. Read more via the Glens Falls Post-Star.

    OUR VIEW: Dysfunction awakens again in Albany

    April 9, 2017 AQE in the News

    In 2004, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University's School of Law issued a scathing report calling the New York state Legislature the most dysfunctional in the country. This came on the heels of yet another late state budget — approved on Aug. 11, 2004, a record 133 ...

    Op-ed: Hamilton & IDC Need To Rethink Their Strategy

    April 7, 2017 AQE in the News

    Senator Jesse Hamilton and the rest of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) members need to decide which side of history they want to be on.   The IDC, a conference of eight Democrats, are in a coalition with the Senate Republicans. Read more via Kings County Politics.

    State budget delay affecting school budgets

    April 6, 2017 AQE in the News

    The late state budget is interfering with local school districts’ attempts to meet their own budget deadlines. The late state budget is interfering with local school districts’ attempts to meet their own budget deadlines. Read more via the Utica Observer-Dispatch.

    New York avoids government shutdown

    April 3, 2017 AQE in the News

    New York state will avoid a government shutdown after lawmakers approved a two-month stopgap spending plan. The short-term budget passed Monday was introduced by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he and lawmakers failed to reach agreement on a one-year budget. Read more via WNYT.

    What Education Would Be Like Under Betsy DeVos

    April 3, 2017 AQE in the News

    The future of public education in the city of Albany is of great interest to educators and advocates because of the agenda of the newly appointed secretary of education, Betsy DeVos.  Read more via the Albany Times Union.

    Readers react to Sen. David Carlucci’s school aid stand

    March 30, 2017 AQE in the News

    State Sen. David Carlucci says regarding education funding: "Ignore politically connected, paid spokespeople and work with community resources to get factual information.” However, the facts that Ossining community members have been stating are from publicly available information sources. Sen. Read more via LoHud.

    Battle Over Education Spending in the Budget

    March 30, 2017 AQE in the News

    One of the big sticking points in state budget negotiations in education funding. This year, there was talk about re-working the foundation aid formula, which would have a big impact on lower-income district. And that has advocates talking a lot about fairness. Watch the video via Capital Tonight.

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