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Lawyers for SED, Budget Division square off in lawsuit on funding for struggling schools

On Board Online • October 17, 2016

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget office is asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by parents seeking the release of grant money to schools that had been deemed "persistently struggling" by the State Education Department (SED) but later had a change in status.

Oral arguments took place in Albany on Sept. 30 before Acting State Supreme Court Justice Kimberly O'Connor. A decision was expected shortly after On Board went to press on Oct. 12.

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State education leaders visit Buffalo to address critical education issues

FOR RELEASE: October 17, 2016

CONTACT: David Albert
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State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and nearly 2000 school board members will be in Buffalo next week to address such topics as educational inequities, bullying, drug abuse and other issues facing New York’s schools.

The discussions will take place at the New York State School Boards Association’s Convention on October 27 to 29 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center.

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