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COURT RULING VINDICATES PARENTS' RIGHT TO HAVE INPUT ON NYC DOE SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN

Published on: June 9, 2013

New York public school parents scored a victory in a State Supreme Court decision ordering the City Department of Education to hold timely borough-wide Contract for Excellence public hearings for the 2013-14 school year and future years.

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NY STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT COMPLICIT IN CITY’S VIOLATION OF PARENT INPUT LAW

Published on: May 28, 2013

New York City public school parents have turned the spotlight on State Education Commissioner King and the New York State Education Department, charging that the state, like the city, has violated the Contract for Excellence law.

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NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS RACIALLY BIASED, SETS UP SCHOOLS TO FAIL

Published on: May 21, 2013

Parents and community groups filed a federal civil rights complaint against the New York City Department of Education, charging that the high school admissions process sets up minority schools for failure and calling for an investigation into racially discriminatory admissions as a civil rights violation of equal educational opportunity.

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NYC EDUCATION OFFICIALS SUED FOR SHUTTING OUT PUBLIC FROM SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN

Published on: March 4, 2013

Several New York City public school parents have filed suit against Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and the NYC Department of Education for ongoing and persistent violations of New York’s Contract for Excellence Law. CFE, a project of Education Law Center, is representing the parents. 

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NYDOE POSTS 2012-13 CONTRACT FOR EXCELLENCE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT FIVE MONTHS LATE

Published on: February 14, 2013

In response to a demand by ELC’s Campaign for Fiscal Equity Project (CFE), the New York City Department of Education posted its proposed Contract for Excellence plan for 2012-2013 five months after the deadline established by the New York State Department of Education.

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STATE MUST ENSURE MIDYEAR AID CUTS DO NOT HARM NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLCHILDREN

Published on: January 24, 2013

CFE is demanding that New York State take immediate affirmative steps to ensure that the withholding of $240 million in state foundation aid from New York City does not result in cuts to essential education services for City schoolchildren.

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CFE DEMANDS ACTION TO RESTORE NY SCHOOL FUNDING TO CONSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

Published on: December 4, 2012

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and the NY State Legislature detailing the history of school finance since passage of the Foundation Aid Formula in 2007, and noting that in recent years the formula has been underfunded by $5.5 billion, denying critical educational resources to NY schoolchildren.

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NEWS RELEASE: CFE STATEMENT ON MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S PLAN TO CUT AFTERSCHOOL FUNDING AND RAISE SCHOOL LUNCH FEES

Published on: November 19, 2012

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), a project of ELC, released a statement on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recently announced proposal to close the city’s budget gap by cutting afterschool programs and raising fees for the school lunch program.

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