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Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.

02/04/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Reacts To Teacher’s Union Lawsuit, Says State Has Most Expensive Education System In America

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s largest teachers union and several parents sued Wednesday to overturn the state’s property tax cap as unconstitutional, contending it widens the gap between rich and poor districts and interferes […]

02/20/2013

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Gov. Cuomo’s Property Tax Cap Met With Stiff Resistance From Teachers

Residents in many of the higher tax counties in New York – such as Westchester and those on Long Island – have been crying out for property tax relief for years.

05/25/2011

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