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Education & the Law Committee

The Education and Law committee addresses the full range of legal issues surrounding education from pre-K through higher education, including education finance, governance, legislative proposals, and special education. Recent topics have included: the impact of a property tax cap on education finance, New York State's Race to the Top application and associated legislative amendments pertaining to charter schools and teacher evaluation, civic education, and mayoral control of the New York City school system.

Recent Reports

FOIL Letter to NYC DOE re. Single Sex Classrooms (November 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Single Sex Classrooms

Report on A5355/S3821, Which Would Authorize the Commissioner of Education to Appoint a State Monitor for East Ramapo Central School District (May 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: State Monitor

Letter to the Mayor, Corporation Counsel and Schools Chancellor regarding Education Policy Recommendations (March 2014) 
( PDF ) 
Subject area: NYC Policy Recommendations

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.

Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor