Wed October 29, 2014

Cuomo pushes for education bond act, skeptics remain

Katie Keier Flickr

The Nov. 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are against it and the reaction of the education community has been lukewarm. But with one week left to go before Election Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who came up with idea, has finally started to push for it.

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Tue September 2, 2014

Educators show Teachout support, NYSUT doesn't endorse Cuomo

Zephyr Teachout is running for the Democratic nomination in this fall's gubernatorial race.
Thomas Altfather Good via Flickr

Many teachers and educators have had a fractious relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his four years in office over a number of issues, including school funding, the Common Core curriculum; and teacher evaluations.

It’s no surprise then that many are throwing their support behind one of Cuomo's opponents in the September primary.

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Fri January 17, 2014
Politics and Government

State lawmakers differ over Common Core fix

New York State Education Commissioner John King testifies to a state Senate committee during an early October meeting in Syracuse. (File photo)
Ryan Delaney WRVO/file photo

There’s continued dissatisfaction over the state’s implementation of the new Common Core standards, which parents, students and teachers have complained has led to too much testing. But there’s disagreement in the state legislature over how to fix it.

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Fri July 6, 2012

SUNY considers high school exam to test college readiness

The State University of New York is looking to stem the tide of students who arrive at college unprepared.

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Mon July 2, 2012

Many school districts to miss teacher evaluation deadline

An important deadline in the state’s ongoing teacher evaluation process occurred Sunday, but most schools reported they would miss it.  

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