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May 21, 2014

N.Y. Mayor Touts $670 Million Tech Investment for City Schools

Most will be spent to wire city schools and purchase new hardware, while $20 million will buy new devices and software for classrooms.

May 12, 2014

New York City Teachers' Contract Embeds Professional Development in School Day

The new agreement between the city and its largest teachers union sets aside 150 minutes a week for professional development and communicating with parents.

April 28, 2014

AFT Goes to England to Protest 'Gag Order' on Test Questions

AFT representatives presented testing giant Pearson with a letter protesting a "gag order" they say prevents New York teachers from calling attention to sub-standard testing questions.

April 21, 2014

Brand Names in Common-Core Tests Anger New York Parents

Nike, Barbie, and iPod all make appearances on the English/language arts tests that children are taking this spring.

April 07, 2014

Group Slams House Majority Leader for Lack of Charter-Funding Support

A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.

April 02, 2014

New York Pulls Plug on inBloom as Student-Data Partner

New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization.

April 02, 2014

Dedicated After-School Funding Left Out of New York Budget

The new budget passed by the New York legislature excludes plans by both the governor and New York City's mayor to secure new, dedicated funds for after-school initiatives.

March 31, 2014

N.Y. Budget Deal Secures Facilities Funding for N.Y.C. Charters

A budget deal passed in New York puts an end to the co-location controversy for New York City charters by requiring the city provide rent-free space to new and expanding charters.

March 31, 2014

N.Y.C. to Get $300M for Early Education, But Without de Blasio's Tax Hike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) received funding for early education from the state, but failed to get his way with respect to charter schools.

March 31, 2014

Lawmakers Reach Budget Agreement for New York City Pre-K Expansion

The proposed budget deal would add an additional $300 million to the budget to expand preschool in the city, a campaign priority for the mayor, while also strengthening protections for charter schools.

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