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More Than 700 Yonkers School Employees Handed Pink SlipsYonkers public schools played host to a pink slip blizzard on Friday, with 700 employees losing their jobs. The district made the cuts in the face of a $42 million budget gap.
Teachers Union Furious As NYC Releases List Of LayoffsThe doomsday list details the worst case scenario under the mayor's current plan to make deep cuts to education. It shows exactly how the planned 6,000 teaching jobs will be eliminated.
Cuomo Speech Disrupted By NY Budget ProtestersCuomo was speaking at the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators annual dinner when Democratic Councilman Charles Barron walked to the front of the Albany Convention center, shouting "Shame on you."
Other Districts Follow NYC's Move To End Teacher SeniorityIf the effort is successful, districts would base any layoffs, in part, on the quality of a teacher's work. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been aggressively campaigning for the change.
Proposed NYC Education Changes Draw Mixed ReactionsNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.
Eye On New York: On EducationIn this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2's Marcia Kramer examines the status of New York's education and interviews New York's Deputy Mayor for Education, Dennis Walcott, on just how "painful" the cuts to New York City public schools will be.
As Cuomo's Budget Nears, New Group Joins NY School Aid FightA new, well-financed partnership plying both fundamentals of democracy and modern high-stakes lobbying plans to bring Albany's fight over public school aid into New Yorkers' homes.
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