By taxing absentee owners, NY State could gather money to downsize public schools classes to 15 students
Members of the local NAACP said they've been getting calls about the protest in schools.
Staten Island teachers say they're wearing the shirts because the UFT backed Rev. Al Sharpton's march.
The PROSE schools will offer a variety of changes to curriculum and school structure, officials said.
Legislators want the DOE to consider eighth-graders' attendance and grades, not just test results.
The comptroller's budget review ultimately estimates the net cost lower thany the mayor's office.
The comptroller pushed the mayor to change his plan for $725 million in payments to teacher retirees.
A week after heralding their $5.5 billion UFT deal, the city said it would actually cost $8.9 billion.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's first budget includes funding increases pre-K, police precincts and CUNY.
The deal, which is designed to save the city $3.4 billion, will now have to be approved by each union.
Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch blasted the city's offer of no raises.
Officials said labor talks remained ongoing, as the mayor canceled a major housing policy talk.
Unions representing teachers, nurses and professors have gone the longest without contracts, reps say.
Fariña spent four decades in the city's school system, joining Bloomberg's team in 2004.
Manny De Los Santos touted his UFT backing, but the union said it doesn't endorse in local races.
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