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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 03/2006.
CFE scored a major court victory today when the Appellate Division, 1st Department directed the State to provide New York City schools $4.7 billion to $5.63 billion in operating aid and $9.2 billion in capital funding by April 1, 2006.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 03/2006.
Senator Joseph Bruno's recent comments accusing Justice Leland DeGrasse of "lunacy" only serve to debase the vital challenge facing lawmakers and the education community in their efforts to ensure all New York's children a quality education.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 03/2006.
In a powerful call to action on CFE, the 43-member Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus urged Governor Pataki and legislative leaders to pass school-funding legislation this year that would fund the CFE court order on a statewide basis. The group made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday in Albany.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 03/2006.
For years, Governor Pataki has shirked his responsibility to provide basic funding for New York’s schools by insisting that the money was not available. The governor’s executive budget proposal for 2006-07 continues, for the second year in a row, his contempt of court.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 02/2006.
With the 2006 legislative session underway and a severely inadequate education budget from Governor Pataki before legislators, New York City's education advocates and key lawmakers have stepped up the pressure on Albany to hash out a solution to the CFE case.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 02/2006.
Geri D. Palast, a legislative problem-solver with a track record of success and Washington policymaker who served during both Clinton administrations, has been appointed executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 02/2006.
Mayor Bloomberg and members of the city council strongly urged state lawmakers to immediately deliver the additional stream of school construction dollars owed to New York City under the CFE lawsuit, at a city hall press conference on Monday.
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New York State School Boards Association. 02/2006.
Despite his rhetoric on relieving the burden on property taxpayers, Gov. George E. Pataki’s proposed budget measures pressure local communities into raising taxes and increasing spending, NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer charged during testimony before the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education.
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New York State School Boards Association. 02/2006.
New York City students perform as well as or better than students in other large cities in the United States on fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math, ccording to the results of the most recent round of federal testing.
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New York State School Boards Association. 02/2006.
On standardized tests, private school students tend to have higher scores, on average, than public school students. But that’s just because private schools have a smaller percentage of economically or socially disadvantaged students, according to a new report.
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Court Expert Testimony
Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.. 10/21/2004.
Statement of Robert Berne, Senior Vice President for Health and Professor of Public Policy and Financial Management at New York University.
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Thomas Parrish. Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/15/2004.
Testimony of Thomas Parrish, a managing director in the Education and Human Development Program at the American Institutes for Research, before the Special Referees of Supreme Court of the State of New York.
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Thomas Sobol. Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.. 10/13/2004.
Testimony of Thomas Sobol, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Outstanding Educational Practice, Teachers College, before the Special Referees of Supreme Court of the State of New York
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/7/2004.
Testimony by Robert M.Palaich, Senior Partner, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc.; former Vice President, the Education Commission of the States. He presented in formation concerning education finance system and resources needed for Sound Basic Education.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/7/2004.
Testimony by John Cape, First Deputy Budget Director of the New York State Division of the Budget. He presented information on New York State budget process and how to comply with Court mandates for providing Sound Basic Education
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/6/2004.
Testimony by Charles Szuberla, Coordinator for School Operations and Management Services in the New York State Education Department. He presented information on New York State schooling building aid.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/6/2004.
Testimony by Charles Foster, Chief Budget Examiner in the Education Unit of the New York State Division of Budget. He gave testimony in support of the State of New York.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/1/2004.
Testimony by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Senior Editor, Education Next; President, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation; former assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Statement prepared for testimony before Special Referees October 1, 2004. He gave testimony in support of State of New York.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 10/1/2004.
Testimony by Robert Berne, Senior Vice President for Health at New York University, in support of CFE before Special Referees October 1, 2004.
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Linda Darling-Hammond (Charles E. Ducommun professor at Stanford University and Executive Director of National Commission on Teaching & America's Future). Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 12/14/1999.
Testimony of Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun professor at Stanford University and Executive Director of National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, December 14, 1999
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Reports and Presentations
New York State Council of School Superintendents . 01/2006.
The brief comments on Governor's proposed budget for school aid in year 2006-2007
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 08/2005.
The report provides a review of those assessments that New York’s students took during the 2004- 2005 school year.
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New York State School Boards Association. 05/2005.
If New York found a way to cut its estimated dropout rate in half, from 36 to 18 percent, the students would receive more than $320 million a year in higher wages and improve the state’s economy, according to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Excellent Education.
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New York State School Boards Association. 05/2005.
Eighty percent of the general public supports giving larger pay increases to those teachers with the best record of improving student achievement, according to a survey of 807 adults and 553 public school teachers. The public also supports tying those increases to higher standards and greater accountability for teachers, according to the survey.
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New York State School Boards Association. 04/2005.
At a time when America’s schools face a critical demand for effective principals and superintendents, the majority of the programs that prepare school leaders range in quality from “inadequate to appalling,” according to a study released in April by the Education Schools Project.
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 04/2005. p. 12.
The brief reviews the school aid system in NYS and current spending level at school districts, and discusses the regional share of the school aid and its impact on New York City.
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New York State School Boards Association. 02/2005.
The article analyzes whether using gambling revenue to fund public education represents sound public policy in New York State.
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Richard P. Mills (Commissioner of Education, New York City). New York State School Boards Association. 02/2005.
Richard P. Mills comments on the effect of sound assessment on student achievement.
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New York State School Boards Association. 01/2005.
Anne M. Byrne comments on Governor's budget proposal and response to CFE's decision.
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 01/2005.
Presentation by Clark J. Godshall, Ed.D. District Superintendent of Schools, Orleans/ Niagara BOCES
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Advocacy and Publicity
New York State Council of School Superintendents . 03/2006.
The brief reviews the major development of CFE vs. State of New York case and introduces ECB's principles for reform
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Geri D. Palast (Executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity). Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. . 02/2006.
Testimony by Geri D. Palast, executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. He commented on Governor Pataki’s continuing contempt of court in the CFE v. State lawsuit.
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 01/2006.
This Guide To Advocacy offers the information and tools necessary to become an effective advocate for your school and its students.
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 01/2006.
The document offers sound advice on a range of topics related to employment agreement issues facing superintendents.
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 10/2005.
New rules for home schooled students are in effect for the 2005-06 school year. Approved by the Board of Regents last fall, the amended regulations clarify individualized home instruction plans (IHIPs) and set forth graduation equivalency options for home schoolers.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 07/2004.
MSFC urged for legislative solution for CFE decision at New York State.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 06/2004.
The 280+ school districts of the MSFC strongly urge state legislators to ensure that every child receives the same funding starting point and that every taxpayer is treated fairly in a new school aid formula.
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Midstate School Finance Consortium . 03/2004.
MSFC urged Zarb commission to adopt a new school aid formula that embodies the principles of equity, adequacy, simplicity, flexibility, and predictability.
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New York State School Boards Association. 02/2004.
The document contains a sample of School Board Resolution on Wicks Law Exemption
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Alliance For Quality Education. 01/2004.
AQE provides model resolution for citizens regarding the implementation of CFE decision
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