Education

Education
9:36 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Education advocates criticize NY Regents for partial release of test questions

Education advocates are criticizing the New York State Board of Regents for only releasing half of the standardized test questions given to students in April and May.

Lisa Rudley, a parent and co-founder of the New York State Allies for Public Education, said the state owes parents and educators a full release of the standardized test questions.

“So if we are going to spend a great deal of curriculum time on test preparation we should know why we’re doing this and what the validity of the questions are.” Rudley said.

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"Hidden issue will erupt"
7:32 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Democrats bank on student debt

Huntington Democrat Steve Israel says student loan debt give his party the advantage in November's elections
Credit AP/Evan Vucci

At a breakfast meeting in Washington on Tuesday, Congressman Steve Israel was eating eggs and fielding questions from reporters about fundraising statistics and battleground districts.

But halfway into the meeting, he put down his fork and talked about student debt.

"Forgive me for this, but this is what you guys are missing," Israel said, "This issue is so potent it surprised me."

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Education
6:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Stamford schools look at racially disproportionate use of discipline

16-year-old Kalik Artis-Hall of the Stamford Academy
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

According to a report from Connecticut's Department of Education, between 2007 and 2012, black students were nearly four times as likely to be suspended or expelled from school as white students.

School officials in Stamford, Connecticut have started to do something to change that.

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Five plaintiffs share $1.3M
6:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response

University of Connecticut students Rosemary Richi, left, Kylie Angell, second from left, Erica Daniels, second from right, and Carolyn Luby, right, listen to attorney Gloria Allred speak during a news conference, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the two sides announced Friday.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school announced Friday that it has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to the five women.

(Joint UConn/plaintiff statement)

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Norwalk
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Norwalk, NAACP spar over racial discrimination allegations on Board of Ed

Norwalk’s legal department and the city’s NAACP are sparring over allegations that several board of education members are being discriminated against because of their race. Shirley Mosby says she and others have been excluded and mistreated and the NAACP is asking to meet with the board's chair. The city attorney, who is acting on behalf of the board, says he wants to see evidence first. 

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