Education

'We'll have to cut K-12 to add pre-k'
9:20 am
Mon January 27, 2014

LI schools displeased with pre-k plan

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to add pre-k despite skepticism from school administrators
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

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. 

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Fees for services that are available for free
5:58 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

NY launches investigation into student debt relief industry with subpoenas

Credit AP Photo/Victoria Arocho

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. 

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Signals of legislative changes to Common Core
4:31 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Cuomo shifts on Common Core

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a cabinet meeting on education in the Red Room at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP

Is Governor Cuomo backing away from his support for the new Common Core curriculum in schools?  As Karen DeWitt reports, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards. 

    

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Student environmental campaign
6:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Yale students vote to ask for university divestment from fossil fuels

Sidewalk chalk at Yale, encouraging support for the divestment campaign
Credit Craig LeMoult

Students at Yale University in New Haven voted this week to ask the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies that are contributing to climate change.

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Schools putting more info online
10:42 am
Thu November 21, 2013

NY Education Commissioner addresses student privacy concerns

New York State Education Department Commissioner John King, Jr. (File Photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The state’s Education Commissioner, John King, answered questions form skeptical lawmakers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy.

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