De Blasio Signs $20M Spending Bill For Security Guards At Private, Religious SchoolsThe City Council voted 43 to 4 last month to reimburse non-public schools with at least 300 students for expenses to hire unarmed security guards.
Religious Schools Call On New York State Lawmakers To Approve Tax CreditsCharter schools and pre-kindergarten are getting funding in the recently approved state budget. But tax credits that would have benefited private schools with up to $150 million a year have so far been denied.
Some NYC Private Schools To Drop Entrance Exam RequirementThe Educational Records Bureau, which administers the test, defended it. It says having a uniform assessment was in the best interest of the children and schools.
Compromise Leaves 200 Lakewood, NJ Bus Drivers To Work On ThanksgivingNormally, some 400 drivers handle 18,000 students in Lakewood. But officials reached a compromise after drivers complained about having to work the holiday to fulfill a state mandate to provide busing -- only 200 drivers will be brought in to work on Thursday.
Poll: New Jerseyans Split On Charter SchoolsBut the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll also shows they oppose using public money for vouchers to send children to private schools.
Conn. Weighs Carbon Monoxide Detectors In SchoolsTwo Connecticut legislative committees are endorsing a proposal that would require at least one carbon monoxide detector in every public and private school building.
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