New York City schools will get more state funding

April 10, 2008
Budget deal also means more money for Long Island district

Schools in New York City and the Long Island suburbs will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in new state school aid this fiscal year as part of a deal between Gov. David A. Paterson and state lawmakers that increased total school aid by a record $1.75 billion. The deal kept intact the school financing formula created last year by Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the Legislature in response to a long-running lawsuit over disparities in education spending in poorer districts. Most of the new spending will be subject to a state formula that emphasizes goals like teacher education and reducing class size.

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