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Cuomo can't withhold NYC education aid

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— A New York judge has blocked the state from withholding $250 million from New York City schools as punishment for missing a deadline for adopting a teacher evaluation plan.

State Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction freezing the penalty until a lawsuit challenging it is settled.

All of the state’s 700 school districts were supposed to adopt a teacher evaluation plan by January in order to collect their share of a state aid increase this year. But when New York City and the United Federation of Teachers couldn’t agree on a system in time, the state said its share was lost.

Thursday’s court order says the parents challenging the constitutionality of withholding funds as punishment have a chance to win their case.



February 21, 2013
10:02 p.m.

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Zelasko may not know that 35,000 education jobs lost over the last 5 years, APPR evaluations for every teacher in state and aid levels lower than what they were 4 years ago...

The problem with education is trying to get the city school students to achieve as high as the suburban school students. It is as simple and difficult as that.