For the first time New York's Education commissioner John King is signaling there may be too much state testing. King sent a letter to school administrators across the state Thursday saying that he will push to end at least one state test.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Thursday he will try again to merge the county offices of treasurer and comptroller. After his first attempt was derailed on a technicality Bellone is turning his second attempt into a somewhat unusual campaign issue for Democrats.
New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core. The meeting came after King canceled several public events following a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.
Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol on Tuesday. The activists were demonstrating against a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.