Program is "fundamentally flawed"
6:12 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Schools sharing idea whose time hasn't come?

New York Governor  Andrew Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to hold the line on taxes and encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years. But according to a report by school administrators, attempts at school district mergers in recent years have failed, partly because the public doesn’t want them. 

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More than 2,100 grad students represented
11:27 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

UConn recognizes union for grad students

Cera Fisher is a Ph.D student at UConn who is also a research and teaching assistant
Credit Cera Fisher

The University of Connecticut is officially recognizing the new union that will represent more than 2,100 graduate assistants working on UConn campuses. The State Board of Labor Relations determined on Thursday that more than 50% of the graduate4 students had signed the petition seeking collective bargaining rights.

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UConn women win 9th championship
12:41 am
Wed April 9, 2014

UConn wins championship, again!

Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79 -58.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Tuesday night, just one day after the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship, the UConn women repeated the achievement. Both UConn and Notre Dame were undefeated for the season going into the game, but the Huskies stunned the Fighting Irish, winning by more than 20 points.

This marks an unprecedented ninth NCAA division one championship for the UConn women. And it’s only the second time a division one school has had both its men and women’s teams at the top in the same year. The last time that happened was in 2004 – also by UConn.

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LI gets near 6% increase in ed funding
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

State budget "OK" for Long Island schools

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) answers reporter questions following budget session
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Albany lawmakers are voting on a blizzard of budget bills that were hammered out over the weekend. The budget includes money for a property tax rebate for homeowners and a number of education initiatives. While many are satisfied with the education funding some more satisfied than others.

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No baseline without test takers
4:58 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Common Core optouts reach critical number

State Education Commissioner John King, Jr., listens to a speaker during a forum on Common Core learning reforms.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Educators on Long Island say the number of students and parents opting-out of taking standardized state tests this week is growing. The numbers are so high the tests could be deemed invalid.  

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