New York State schools

New York News
3:41 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

School Superintendents Discuss Civil Rights Concerns

School officials say the racial demographic of a school district affects the amount of state funding provided.

Two upstate school districts are planning to file a civil rights complaint this summer  against New York State alleging discrimination in the way state aid is distributed.

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12:04 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Public Schools in Fiscal Peril – Running Out of Time and Options

Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium, addresses a crowd gathered at Columbia High School, East Greenbush NY [1-31-13]
Credit WAMC/Dave Lucas

A broad coalition of parents, educators and business leaders – representing all 47 public school districts from seven Capital Region counties – gathered last night in East Greenbush for an unprecedented advocacy rally titled "Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril - Running Out of Time and Options.” 

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New York News
12:35 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Tim Kremer - executive director, the New York State School Boards Association

School budget votes will be held across New York next Tuesday, and this will be the first year that districts must comply with the state’s new two percent property tax cap. Most of the school budgets to be decided next week are within the cap, but school officials say it will come at a cost. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association.