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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, D-Yonkers,left, and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, talk while walking after meeting with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to negotiate the state budget at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Read more via LoHud.