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More Than 700 Yonkers School Employees Handed Pink Slips

Yonkers 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.

05/13/2011

In this Jan. 3, 2011 photo, Stephanie Forcer teaches her class at P.S. 262 in New York during a tour by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Cathie Black. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Teachers Union Furious As NYC Releases List Of Layoffs

The 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.

02/28/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Speech Disrupted By NY Budget Protesters

Cuomo 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.”

02/21/2011

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Other Districts Follow NYC’s Move To End Teacher Seniority

If 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.

02/21/2011

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Proposed NYC Education Changes Draw Mixed Reactions

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.

02/17/2011

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Eye On New York: On Education

In 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.

02/06/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

As Cuomo’s Budget Nears, New Group Joins NY School Aid Fight

A 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.

01/22/2011