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Committee: Education and the Law

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

Report on A.2484 which would require every school district to be notified of the existing requirement that elementary schools provide instruction in the humane treatment of animals, their importance in the environment, and the importance of spaying and neutering programs for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals, school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Humane Education

Letter to Governor Cuomo on restoring state aid to New York City schools (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: New York City Schools

Amicus Brief: Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of New York City (September 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Establishment Clause, The

Amicus Brief: Fisher v. University of Texas (US Supreme Court, August 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Race in the University Admission Process

Report on A.8800-A/S.6087-A, which would authorize the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Establishment Clause, The

Report on A.8398/S.5636 concerning special education programs and services and the implementation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (June 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Special education

Report regarding Mayoral control of the New York City School System ( PDF format )
Subject area: New York City Schools

Amicus Brief: Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Establishment Clause, The

Amicus Brief: Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v. Pataki (New York State Court of Appeals, August 2006) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education, Funding for

Amicus Brief: Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York (US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ( PDF format )
Subject area: Establishment Clause, The

Letter to Congress opposing legislation that would allow the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act requirements to be waived in schools accepting a child displaced by Hurricane Katrina ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education

Letter to Governor Pataki urging in accordance with the mandate in Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State the state ascertain the actual cost of providing a sound and basic education in New York City ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education

Ending Discrimination in Gifted Education in the New York City Public Schools ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education

Strengthening School Leadership and School-Level Accountability: Rethinking Principalsí Rights and Responsibilities After Governance Reform
Subject area: Education