- CEE Unveils Report Supporting School-Based Health Centers
Earlier this month, CEE released a new report, "Supporting Learning through Better Health: A Strategy to Ensure Adequate and Stable Funding for School-Based Health Centers in New York State," which outlines strategy that would help promote the expansion of SBHCs throughout New York. SBHCs provide valuable medical, mental health, and reproductive services right in the school building where students can readily access them.Download the full report here: http://bit.ly/1Gt3vEb
- CEE's Analysis of New York State Aid for Education
The 2015-16 New York State budget has now become law. Although the budget increases state aid to education by approximately $1.3 billion (an average 6% increase in aid for state's school districts), it continues to violate students' constitutional rights. It continues to defer full foundation funding for the costs of a sound basic education; it reverts to the notorious "shares agreement" for funding New York City schools; it continues the unconstitutional gap elimination adjustment; it revives the teacher evaluation penalty provision that threatens essential school aid; and it fails to provide appropriate funding for pre-K. To learn more, click here.
- Michael Rebell Updates Seminal Book, Courts and Kids
Michael Rebell, Teachers College professor of law and educational practice and executive director of Campaign for Educational Equity, has published a new supplement updating his 2009 book, Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts. The supplement looks at the 27 school-funding-adequacy decisions issued by state courts since the 2008 recession. For the supplement, click here.
- CEE Unveils Know Your Rights: Curriculum and Course Offerings
All New York students have a right to a suitable, up-to-date curriculum and sufficient course offerings in all state-required academic subjects and curricula that prepare them for civic participation and college and/or competitive employment. Click here to learn more details.