The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.
New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core. This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and goes further than other reforms offered to date.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core. The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards.
Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten. This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program. But schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant.
New York’s newly formed Student Protection Unit has launched an investigation into the student debt relief industry. Led by the state Department of Financial Services, it’s designed to be a consumer watchdog for New York students. The unit issued subpoenas to 13 companies Wednesday in its first official action.