The Grade - Episode 1 - The New York Budget

Our first episode!

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Jess and Joe from our Communications team kick The Grade off with a wonderful guest: NECSN Interim NYS Director Andrea Rogers. Andrea sits down with the team to discuss what last week's New York State budget deal means for charter schools. Listen now!

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Quick budget recap:

  • Charter school children – from Buffalo to New York City – will receive a boost in funding, estimated at $430 per student, totaling more than $54 million. 
  • The terrible poison-pill anti-charter school provisions contained in the Assembly’s one-house budget resolution were rejected in the final budget.
  • For schools eligible for facilities aid in New York City, the planned switch to lease aid from rental aid was eliminated. While a technical change, this is a big win for these schools.

More reading:

Andrea and Wendy on why the Assembly budget proposal would devastate charter schools

Kyle's letter to the "edu-stablishment" (And his response to their response)

Charter Schools Statewide Win in This Year's Budget

Charter Association Thanks State Lawmakers for Seeing Through the Noise of Charter Haters

 

Joe was the Deputy Communications Director for New York for the Northeast Charter Schools Network.
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The Grade - Episode 1 - The New York Budget
The Grade - Episode 1 - The New York Budget
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