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No Holiday Budget Deal, Nearing a Charter School Cap, 7th Precinct Lawsuit

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State lawmakers have gone home for the holiday, putting budget negotiations on hold until next week. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says a new proposal from the governor (trimming the amount that would be cut from education) indicates Albany is getting closer to a deal.

New York City's Education Department will not approve any more charter schools until the statewide 200-school cap is raised. 

The Robin Hood Foundation has awarded the Urban Arts Partnership a grant for an innovative "arts-based approach" to raising student achievement at New Design High School (part of the Seward Park campus).

A police officer shot by accident in the 7th Precinct has been cleared to sue the city.

Streetsblog has an overview of NYC's proposed zoning changes that would keep cars off of sidewalks and requires developers to provide additional parking in new buildings.

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