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John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, N.Y. (credit:

Religious Schools Call On New York State Lawmakers To Approve Tax Credits

Charter 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.


A nursery teacher reads to children at a private nursery school. (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Some NYC Private Schools To Drop Entrance Exam Requirement

The 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.


A compromise has allowed some New Jersey school bus drivers to have Thanksgiving Day off after all (credit: CBS 2 )

Compromise Leaves 200 Lakewood, NJ Bus Drivers To Work On Thanksgiving

Normally, 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.


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Poll: New Jerseyans Split On Charter Schools

But the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll also shows they oppose using public money for vouchers to send children to private schools.


Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Weighs Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Schools

Two Connecticut legislative committees are endorsing a proposal that would require at least one carbon monoxide detector in every public and private school building.



A Guide To Choosing A Private School In NYC For Your Child

By Melissa Chapman As a parent in New York City one of the most daunting tasks you are likely to face is the process of choosing a private school, aka the “Baby Ivies” for your child, […]

CBS New York–08/13/2010