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Council Panel Will Seek $2.5 Billion a Year More For School Research

A panel appointed by the City Council will announce today that New York should spend about $2.5 billion more a year to create "laboratory schools" where educators can test new teaching techniques.
A panel appointed by the City Council will announce today that New York should spend about $2.5 billion more a year to create "laboratory schools" where educators can test new teaching techniques.

The panel's report is the second installment of recommendations from the 12-member commission created by the council speaker, Gifford Miller, and headed by a former schools chancellor, Anthony Alvarado. The panel was formed so the city would be prepared if and when Albany complies with a court order that would funnel more than $23 billion into city schools. The panel also suggests spending $670 million to make pre-kindergarten slots available to all 4-year-old children across the city and extending the program to 3-year-olds in low-performing schools in high-need districts.

The 12-member body includes education advocates, educators, and an assistant to the president of the United Federation of Teachers. The panel is headed by the president of Teachers College at Columbia University, Arthur Levine, and the president of the Community Service Society, David Jones.

This article, written by Deborah Kolben, appeared in the October 18th, 2005 publication of The Sun.

Published Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005

Council Panel Will Seek $2.5 Billion a Year More For School Research

A panel appointed by the City Council will announce today that New York should spend about $2.5 billion more a year to create "laboratory schools" where educators can test new teaching techniques.

The panel's report is the second installment of recommendations from the 12-member commission created by the council speaker, Gifford Miller, and headed by a former schools chancellor, Anthony Alvarado. The panel was formed so the city would be prepared if and when Albany complies with a court order that would funnel more than $23 billion into city schools. The panel also suggests spending $670 million to make pre-kindergarten slots available to all 4-year-old children across the city and extending the program to 3-year-olds in low-performing schools in high-need districts.

The 12-member body includes education advocates, educators, and an assistant to the president of the United Federation of Teachers. The panel is headed by the president of Teachers College at Columbia University, Arthur Levine, and the president of the Community Service Society, David Jones.

This article, written by Deborah Kolben, appeared in the October 18th, 2005 publication of The Sun.

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