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Armed Police Officers Coming To Some Westchester County Schools

Some schools in Westchester County will have armed officers when students return to class next week.

09/04/2013

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New Safety Hotline Coming To Suffolk County Schools

A new safety system will soon be available to schools and colleges in Suffolk County, so they can establish immediate contact with police if a person with a gun enters the building.

08/31/2013

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Some L.I. Schools Put On Department Of Education’s Academic Watch List

Schools in Great Neck, Lawrence, South Huntington, Plainedge, Malverne and Hempstead districts were put on a list of schools needing improvement.

08/23/2013

Makeshift memorial for Marist College fire victims (credit: CBS 2)

Law Named For Marist Victim Requires New York Colleges To Disclose Fire Safety Information

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law last week, saying it goes beyond the current requirement for colleges to publish fire safety information in annual reports to the federal government.

07/28/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

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Speed Cameras Could Soon Be Coming Near New York City Schools

New York State lawmakers have approved a bill allowing the city to install speed cameras in front of New York City schools.

06/22/2013

New York City Republican Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Joe Lhota for Mayor)

Eye On Politics: Lhota Wants To Continue Legacies Of Giuliani, Bloomberg

New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.

06/20/2013

Saint Augustine School in New City, N.Y. (file / credit: Saint Augustine School)

It’s Last Week For 26 Schools In New York Archdiocese

As the Archdiocese looks to consolidate and streamline for long-term viability, 45 percent of the some 4,000 displaced students will reportedly not return to Catholic schools.

06/19/2013

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Eye On Politics: Adolfo Carrion Jr. Calls For ‘Mayor From The Outer Boroughs’

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is a former Bronx Borough President and current independent hopeful for mayor of New York City.

06/12/2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner campaigns in Harlem - May 23, 2013 (credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: A Wide-Ranging Interview With Anthony Weiner

Two years after a sexting scandal drove him from the U.S. House two years ago, Anthony Weiner is now trying to revive his political career with a run for New York City mayor.

06/07/2013

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City, Teachers’ Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation System

The evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by “locally selected measures” that individual schools can set.

06/02/2013

Bernie Williams performs at Madison Square Garden - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernie Williams Goes To Bat For Ossining Schools

Budget cuts have forced a Westchester County school district to rely on fundraising, but that doesn’t mean they’re turning to bake sales.

04/26/2013

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Some Students Say New N.Y. Standardized Tests Live Up To The Hype

This week, students from third through eighth grade in New York have been taking the new Common Core standardized tests in both math and language arts.

04/18/2013

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Standardized Test Boycott Grows In New York

The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.

04/17/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addresses reporters in Brooklyn - April 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Chancellor Walcott Defends Harder State Standardized Tests

Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.

04/15/2013

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