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Parents and teachers protest against the Common Core academic standards on Nov. 13, 2013, outside Mineola High School (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nearly 2 Dozen School Board Candidates Against Common Core Elected Into Office On LI

Mary Calamia, a clinical social worker, said she’s not surprised voters on Long Island wanted their voices heard and elected candidates who are in favor of opting out of the Common Core testing.



The Overcrowded Classroom

Whether your child is five or 18, overcrowding in the schools should be of concern to you. How can you fight it? And what should you do for your child while you’re fighting?



How Will The Common Core Standards Affect Your Child?

The jury may still be out about this evidence-based system, but here is what you need to know about the shifts in your child’s classroom this year.



How To Make the Board of Ed Your Ally and Maximize Your Child’s IEP

Parents of special needs kids may feel overwhelmed when it comes time to negotiate with the educational system. Here’s what you need to know about your rights, responsibilities and your child’s IEP.


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Why Choose Public School If You Can Afford Private School?

A significant number of well-heeled New Yorkers are starting to re-think the benefits of private versus public school and not just because of their respective price tags. What do New York’s wealthiest parents know about those expensive private schools that you don’t?


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Video Of L.I. Autistic Teen Being Silenced During School Board Meeting Goes Viral

In the speech, which took him three hours to write, Christian Ranieri talks about his struggles with autism and tries explaining to the board that he felt he was wrongfully disciplined and suspended from school because of his disability.


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52 Residents Displaced After Massive 10-Home Jersey City Fire

Five firefighters have been hurt and 52 residents were displaced after a massive fire destroyed or severely damaged at least 10 row homes in Jersey City. Dozens of firefighters battled the six-alarm blaze, which was reported around 4:20 a.m. Sunday.


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Bronx Assistant Principal Accused Of Groping 2 Female Students To Be Arraigned

Police say 59-year-old Joseph Ponzo, the assistant principal of P.S. 106 in Parkchester, was arrested Tuesday on charges he allegedly fondled two girls, ages 10 and 11, inside the school.


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NJ Council Says Anti-Bullying Law Lacks Funding

The council made its ruling Friday in a 7-2 decision.


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Bloomberg, Walcott Warn Of Possible Strike By Bus Drivers; Union Rips Mayor In Statement

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott unveiled an emergency plan in the event the strike occurs. However, a statement by ATU Local 1181 said there are “no immediate plans” for a strike.


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Appeals Court: NYC Can Block Christian Worship Services At Public Schools

The decision is likely to affect dozens of schools where church services are conducted each week on Sunday.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Fight Continues Over NJ Superintendent Pay

The board approved a five-year contract extension for Seitz on Nov. 9 to boost his pay to more $216,000, and the district reportedly has been paying him the increased salary.


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Jersey City Probes Grade Change Allegations

Three Jersey City school officials have been temporarily reassigned amid a probe into claims that grades were changed for student athletes.


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New Conn. Governor Endorses Higher Ed Commissioner

Connecticut Gov.-elect Dan Malloy says he’s asking a state board to reappoint the current higher education commissioner.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ School Head Called Out By Christie Gets Raise

A New Jersey school board has approved a contract extension for a school chief singled out by Gov. Chris Christie for seeking a salary well above a pending superintendent pay cap.