Education Funding http://wrvo.org en Education fights will dominate final weeks of budget talks http://wrvo.org/post/education-fights-will-dominate-final-weeks-budget-talks <p></p><p>The state Senate and Assembly are scheduled to begin conference committee meetings <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_588611751" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>, now that both houses have finished with their resolutions laying out their positions.&nbsp;</p><p>Sticking points include funding for charter schools. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans want to restore changes made by&nbsp; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to three charter schools. The mayor says the schools can no longer&nbsp; have rent-free space in existing public school buildings.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52743 at http://wrvo.org Assembly presents budget resolution http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-presents-budget-resolution <p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:42:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52608 at http://wrvo.org Assembly presents budget resolution Cuomo, de Blasio speak at dueling education rallies in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-de-blasio-speak-dueling-education-rallies-albany <p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:39:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52223 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, de Blasio speak at dueling education rallies in Albany Advocates say lack of money at core of New York school struggles http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-say-lack-money-core-new-york-school-struggles <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:27:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52169 at http://wrvo.org Upstate schools call for more funding, end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-schools-call-more-funding-end-gap-elimination-adjustment <p>The funding crisis facing public education will be on display during forums held in the coming weeks across central New York. Lobbyists are hopeful that public support for school funding can have an impact on the state budget process in Albany.<br /><br />Charles Borgongoni has been the head of the Central New York School Boards Association for three years. He says the fiscal troubles for schools just keep getting worse, with not much help in sight from the state.<br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:25:44 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51852 at http://wrvo.org Upstate schools call for more funding, end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment Pro-school funding rally draws hundreds to state Capitol http://wrvo.org/post/pro-school-funding-rally-draws-hundreds-state-capitol <p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:48:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49944 at http://wrvo.org Pro-school funding rally draws hundreds to state Capitol Advocates rally in support of public education http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-rally-support-public-education <p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:38:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48327 at http://wrvo.org Advocates rally in support of public education Progressive groups weigh in on tax reform http://wrvo.org/post/progressive-groups-weigh-tax-reform <p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:14:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47419 at http://wrvo.org Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says http://wrvo.org/post/definition-stem-economy-needs-be-broadened-report-says <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/%7E/media/research/files/reports/2013/06/10%20stem%20economy%20rothwell/thehiddenstemeconomy610.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> from the Brookings Institution argues that more resources for training workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) should be directed at non-degree education providers.</p><p>The need for more STEM grads is a familiar cry from industry leaders and politicians alike. But, this new report argues there’s a large potential workforce being ignored because STEM jobs are being too narrowly defined.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:15:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39469 at http://wrvo.org Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says State legislative leaders hopeful budget will be on time http://wrvo.org/post/state-legislative-leaders-hopeful-budget-will-be-time <p>State lawmakers are hurrying toward getting a budget agreement in place, with a stepped-up schedule of conference committees and meetings with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But the governor is throwing cold water on striking a deal by the weekend. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:39:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34797 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union files lawsuit challenging the state's property tax cap http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-union-files-lawsuit-challenging-states-property-tax-cap <p>New York state's largest teachers union has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s property tax cap, arguing it is unconstitutional. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:29:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33626 at http://wrvo.org Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education http://wrvo.org/post/rolling-rally-calls-more-spending-public-education <p>Albany received an earful from hundreds of students, parents educators and community members Wednesday about recent cuts in funding for education. The "Educate New York Now Express" has been rolling across the state, picking up supporters and support for their plea to lawmakers to reinvest in public education. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:08:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30117 at http://wrvo.org Rolling rally calls for more spending for public education Michael Rebell on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/michael-rebell-campbell-conversations <p>In New York, arguments over fairness in the funding of public education have been heated for a while. In the current age of austerity, the issue is even more complex&mdash;and pressing.</p><p>In this week&rsquo;s Campbell Conversation, Michael Rebell, the executive director of Columbia University&rsquo;s Campaign for Educational Equity, and a co-counsel in the state&rsquo;s Campaign for Fiscal Equity case, discusses educational equity&mdash;and all that it requires from the educational and social welfare systems.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 20102 at http://wrvo.org School Budget Series: An interview with education expert Rick Timbs http://wrvo.org/post/school-budget-series-interview-education-expert-rick-timbs <p>On Tuesday, May 15, voters across New York state will vote on their local school district budgets, and the property tax levies needed to pay for them. WRVO&#39;s Catherine Loper spoke with Rick Timbs, executive director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium about the effect this year&#39;s budget cycle will have on schools and the future of education funding in New York.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 14:20:56 +0000 Catherine Loper 19099 at http://wrvo.org School Budget Series: An interview with education expert Rick Timbs State Senate votes to give more money to schools in Republican represented districts http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-votes-give-more-money-schools-republican-represented-districts <p>Republicans in the state Senate Tuesday night brought up a bill that would give $10 million in extra aid to schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 12:14:27 +0000 Jason Smith 18558 at http://wrvo.org