Education en Schools sharing idea whose time hasn't come? <p>New York Governor&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:12:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 16180 at UConn recognizes union for grad students <p>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.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:27:01 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16064 at UConn recognizes union for grad students UConn wins championship, again! <p></p><p></p><p>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:41:34 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15506 at UConn wins championship, again! State budget "OK" for Long Island schools <p></p><p>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.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:20:16 +0000 Charles Lane 15047 at State budget "OK" for Long Island schools Common Core optouts reach critical number <p></p><p>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. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:58:02 +0000 Charles Lane 15046 at Common Core optouts reach critical number