Gotham Gazette Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more. http://www.gothamgazette.com/component/tags/tag/prose 2017-12-16T05:13:54+00:00 Webmaster webmaster@gothamgazette.com Education Upheaval in Albany is Backdrop to DOE Budget Hearing 2015-05-28T17:07:38+00:00 2015-05-28T17:07:38+00:00 http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=5745:education-upheaval-in-albany-is-backdrop-to-doe-budget-hearing Super User <p><img src="http://www.gothamgazette.com/images/graphics/2014/03/farine_via_levine.jpg" alt="farina via levine" height="338" width="600" /></p> <p>Chancellor Carmen Farina testifying Thursday (photo: @MarkLevineNYC)</p> <hr /> <p>With an eye on Albany, it was time Thursday morning for New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to again testify in front of the City Council about her agency's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget and key education issues facing the city. The heightened level of concern with events in the capital comes amid shakeups in state leadership, important legislation on the negotiating table with deadlines looming, and recently passed controversial state teacher evaluation laws.</p> <p><img src="http://www.gothamgazette.com/images/graphics/2014/03/farine_via_levine.jpg" alt="farina via levine" height="338" width="600" /></p> <p>Chancellor Carmen Farina testifying Thursday (photo: @MarkLevineNYC)</p> <hr /> <p>With an eye on Albany, it was time Thursday morning for New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to again testify in front of the City Council about her agency's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget and key education issues facing the city. The heightened level of concern with events in the capital comes amid shakeups in state leadership, important legislation on the negotiating table with deadlines looming, and recently passed controversial state teacher evaluation laws.</p>