New York City's education tab swells to $25 billion to foot new programs

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

New programs to help students meet tougher academic standards and a state-mandated teacher rating system helped to boost New York City's public schools budget to a record $24.8 billion next year.

The city will spend $1 billion more on public schools in fiscal year 2014 compared to 2013.

Pension costs and debt service will soak up millions of the increase, but city classrooms will also see some changes.

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