Education

Maria Danilova / AP

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. secretary of education earlier this week, despite massive opposition from public school educators. The reaction to the appointment has been mixed in New York State.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Over the weekend parents, teachers and school administrators gathered at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Port Jefferson, Long Island, to discuss the uncertain future of public education and how to harness the growing influence of the “opt-out” movement.

Karen DeWitt / WSHU

More than a decade after the state’s highest court ordered New York lawmakers to spend billions of dollars more a year on schools, Governor Cuomo and his top aides are moving further away from ever fulfilling the order, say critics.   

Connecticut Man Brings 'Buy One, Give One' Model To College Prep

Jan 20, 2017
Courtesy of Yearsley Winkler

Companies that make everything from shoes to baby food have adopted the “buy one, give one” model. Most notable is TOMS shoes, which gives away one pair of shoes to people in need for each pair it sells. Yearsley Winkler has adopted that model to tutoring. For every hour he tutors a high schooler in suburban Connecticut, he donates an hour of tutoring to the Fairchild Wheeler School in Bridgeport.

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School funding advocates worry that Governor Cuomo is setting up for another political battle over school aid next year, in a little noticed provision in his new state budget.

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