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Ban Bossy Video

New Ad Campaign Urges A Ban On Calling Girls ‘Bossy’

What goes through your mind when you hear the word “bossy?” A new campaign featuring Beyonce and Jennifer Garner said the label is holding girls back.

03/10/2014

FILE - A NYC classroom. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Parents Opposed To Common Core Stage Nationwide Protest

Common Core requires students to think more critically about concepts rather than just understand how to get a correct answer. Opponents of the program say Common Core is too rigid.

11/18/2013

FILE - A NYC classroom. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Schools Across Tri-State Area Get National Recognition

Dozens of schools in the Tri-State area are being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

09/25/2013

FILE -- School buses idle in front of a school in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: Later School Day Start Could Benefit Students

A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

09/04/2013

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As Expected

Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.

08/07/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Funding Made Available For School Security Post Sandy Hook

Gov. Dan Malloy announced the first round of funding on Friday for the competitive grant program included in the General Assembly’s response to the Newtown shooting.

05/24/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

Joe Biden speaks at gun control conference in Danbury, Conn. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In Danbury

Vice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/21/2013

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N.J. Educators React To Federal Decision On School Sports For The Disabled

A groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.

01/25/2013

Eddie Saman clears out destroyed household belongings from his flood-damaged home in the New Dorp section of Staten Island after Sandy - Nov. 7, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

New Dorp H.S. Teachers, Students Came To Each Others’ Rescue After Sandy

After superstorm Sandy, New Dorp High School on Staten Island became a place of salvation and on Thursday, the students shared their stories with the nation’s top education official.

12/13/2012

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Pilot Program To Expand Class Time At Some Schools In NY, Conn.

The three-year pilot program is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.

12/03/2012

FILE Photo/schools.nyc.gov

Some Schools In New York, Connecticut To Lengthen Class Time

New York and Connecticut are among five states set to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools beginning next year.

12/02/2012

Tim Tebow (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Jeremy Lin (credit: Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin Among Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People In The World’

Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue will hit newsstands on Thursday — and two of the biggest names in New York sports have made the cut.

04/18/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

President Flees Washington For Rev. Sharpton Event In Midtown

Obama stressed that education was the civil rights issue of our time, stating it wasn’t enough to “just leave no child left behind. We’ve got to help every child get ahead.”

04/06/2011