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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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ELC CALLS FOR NY LEGISLATURE TO PHASE IN FOUNDATION AID, RESTORE CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE

Published on: March 15, 2019

ELC, AQE, Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC offer full support for the NY Assembly and Senate budget proposal to increase foundation aid by $1.2 billion.

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NEW YORK CITY PARENTS TAKE FIGHT TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE TO COURT

Published on: April 16, 2018

NYC parents represented by ELC filed a lawsuit against the NY Education Commissioner to demand smaller classes in NYC public schools.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET AGAIN SHORTCHANGES NEW YORK STUDENTS

Published on: January 17, 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a woefully inadequate aid increase for New York public school students.

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