Press Releases

Statement on the Appellate Court decision yesterday

August 10, 2022 The Appellate Court acknowledged that the City was entitled to an automatic stay of Judge Frank’s decision. The consequence of the automatic stay is that the budget cuts to schools go back into effect. It is important to note, however, that the Judge did not review or even consider the merits of […]

August 10, 2022 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Update on lawsuit to restore budget cuts & estimate of actual cuts

August 1, 2022 1. The lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools and provide the City Council with another chance to vote on the education budget will be heard this Thursday, August 4 at 10 AM in the NY State Supreme Court, 80 Centre St. in Room 308. Please join us in the courtroom […]

August 2, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Judge Denies City Request to Vacate his Temporary Restraining Order Against Budget Cuts to Schools

For immediate release: July 27, 2022   Contact: Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com;   Judge Denies City Request to Vacate his Temporary Restraining Order Against Budget Cuts to Schools   This morning, Judge Lyle Frank rejected the City’s request to vacate his Temporary Restraining Order, which means that any further cuts […]

July 27, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized by

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Judge grants a temporary restraining order to block budget cuts to schools, and how you can learn more!

July 24, 2022 Great news! Late Friday afternoon, Judge Lyle Frank of the State Supreme Court granted a Temporary Restraining Order to block the devastating school budget cuts, in response to the lawsuit filed by four parents and teachers on July 18. Our press release is here, along with a copy of  the court order. […]

July 23, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Judge orders a temporary restraining order in the budget cuts lawsuit

For immediate release: July 22, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com                              Judge orders a temporary restraining order against budget cuts to schools In the lawsuit against the city’s attempt to radically cut budgets filed on July 18, Judge Lyle Frank of the NY State Supreme Court granted the […]

July 22, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized by

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Lawsuit vs. devastating school budget cuts, protest rally, while Mayor calls them a “rumor”

July 19, 2022 Dear all: Yesterday, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of four parents and teachers in the NY Supreme Court by the pro bono law firm, Advocates for Justice, to halt the Mayor’s damaging budget cuts to schools and  require that the City Council have another opportunity to vote on the education budget. […]

July 19, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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NYC Parents & Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School Budgets

Update: the lawsuit was covered by the Daily News, AM New York, Chalkbeat, and CBS radio so far. The legal papers are posted here. For immediate release: July 18, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com   NYC Parents And Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School […]

July 18, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Anger and distress at Gov. Hochul refusing to sign class size bill with mayoral control bill

For immediate release: July 1, 2022 Contact: Marina Marcou-O’Malley: 518-894-6834, marina@aqeny.org<mailto:marina@aqeny.org&gt Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com<mailto:leoniehaimson@gmail.com> Anger and distress at Gov. Hochul refusing to sign class size bill along with mayoral control bill Parents, education advocates and elected officials reacted with dismay and alarm at the fact that Gov. Hochul signed the mayoral control bill last […]

July 3, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on budget cuts & how you can help!

June 21, 2022 Dear folks, Important updates: This Friday June 24 at 11:30 AM in front of City Hall there will be a press conference/rally to protest the devastating budget cuts to schools.  Please come and bring signs. Then starting at noon, there will be hybrid Council hearings on these cuts, held by the NYC […]

June 21, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Huge budget cuts released for our schools; call the City Council to tell them no!

June 7, 2022 Yesterday, school budgets for next year were released, and many if not most schools are facing MILLIONS of dollars in cuts compared to this year.  A good article about these proposed cuts is here. You can find out how much your school’s budget has been cut by plugging its 4 digit DBN […]

June 12, 2022 in Newsletters by

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