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Legislature told to provide NYC schools billions in new funds by April 1

Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) -- the organization that brought suit over a decade ago against New York State seeking additional funding for New York City schools -- scored a major court victory on March 23rd when the Appellate Division, 1st Department directed the State to provide the city's schools with $4.7 billion to $5.63 billion in operating aid and $9.2 billion in capital funding by April 1, 2006.
Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) -- the organization that brought suit over a decade ago against New York State seeking additional funding for New York City schools -- scored a major court victory on March 23rd when the Appellate Division, 1st Department directed the State to provide the city's schools with $4.7 billion to $5.63 billion in operating aid and $9.2 billion in capital funding by April 1, 2006.

"This is a terrific victory from a court that has been hostile to our position in the past," said Michael Rebell, co-counsel and former head of CFE and now executive director of Teachers College's Campaign for Educational Equity.

This article appeared on www.tc.columbia.edu on March 24th, 2006.

Published Saturday, Mar. 25, 2006

Legislature told to provide NYC schools billions in new funds by April 1

Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) -- the organization that brought suit over a decade ago against New York State seeking additional funding for New York City schools -- scored a major court victory on March 23rd when the Appellate Division, 1st Department directed the State to provide the city's schools with $4.7 billion to $5.63 billion in operating aid and $9.2 billion in capital funding by April 1, 2006.

"This is a terrific victory from a court that has been hostile to our position in the past," said Michael Rebell, co-counsel and former head of CFE and now executive director of Teachers College's Campaign for Educational Equity.

This article appeared on www.tc.columbia.edu on March 24th, 2006.

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