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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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The council made its ruling Friday in a 7-2 decision.
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.
The decision is likely to affect dozens of schools where church services are conducted each week on Sunday.
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.
Three Jersey City school officials have been temporarily reassigned amid a probe into claims that grades were changed for student athletes.
Connecticut Gov.-elect Dan Malloy says he’s asking a state board to reappoint the current higher education commissioner.
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.