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NEW YORK LEGISLATURE MUST CURB ABUSES BY EAST RAMAPO SCHOOL BOARD

Published on: April 19, 2021

A bill pending in the NY State Legislature promises to rein in the East Ramapo School Board, which for decades has sabotaged the constitutional right of district students to a sound basic education.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO PROPOSES TO SHORTCHANGE STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19…AGAIN

Published on: March 1, 2021

ELC has released a research brief analyzing school aid cuts totaling $2 billion statewide proposed by NY Governor Cuomo in his FY22 State Budget.

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SCHENECTADY SCHOOLCHILDREN GO TO COURT TO BLOCK 20% STATE AID CUT

Published on: December 15, 2020

Students ask judge to stop the State of NY from making a threatened 20% cut to prevent further educational devastation during a global pandemic.

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NEW YORK’S PANDEMIC ADJUSTMENT: DEPRIVING RESOURCES TO STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Published on: April 22, 2020

A new ELC research brief analyzes NY State’s “pandemic adjustment,” a $1 billion cut in state aid for public schools in the FY21 State Budget adopted April 2.

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ELC TO NY SENATORS: FULLY FUND FORMULA, THEN RE-EVALUATE COST COMPONENTS

Published on: December 17, 2019

ELC has renewed its call for the NY Legislature to quickly phase in funding of the $3.6 billion state aid shortfall before reviewing or revising the 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.

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LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE MANDATE TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS MOVES FORWARD

Published on: May 28, 2019

The plaintiffs in a legal action to enforce a mandate to reduce class size in New York City public schools filed their brief on May 23 in an Albany appellate court.

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NEW YORK SCHOOL FUNDING REMAINS BELOW CONSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

Published on: April 17, 2019

In the final FY20 New York State Budget, 128 high need school districts continue to be shortchanged billions in Foundation Aid through the formula that determines the level of funding for each district.

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NEW YORK LEGISLATURE STRUGGLES TO FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS YET MOVES TO DIVERT MILLIONS MORE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Published on: March 28, 2019

As the New York Legislature faces a $4 billion gap in public school funding, it's pushing through yet another significant diversion of taxpayer dollars to private schools.

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