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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

Adolfo CarriĆ³n, Jr. (credit: Carrion 2013)

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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Stamford Schools Consider New Policy On Holidays

A Board of Education committee in Stamford is looking at the calendar and which holidays schools would be closed a long term policy question.

03/18/2013

Fatima Ptacek, voice of 'Dora the Explorer,' reads to a kindergarten class at PS 111 in Manhattan on Read Across America Day - March 1, 2013 (credit: Luke Fontana/Screen Actors Guild Foundation via Getty Images)

United Federation Of Teachers Wants To Reduce Mayor’s Control Over Schools

Under the current system, the mayor appoints the majority of members to the Panel for Educational Policy that votes on school policies.

03/15/2013

Excerpt of screenshot from Insideschools (credit: Center for New York City Affairs at The New School)

New School Launches Online Guide To New York City High Schools

A new online guide lets New York City high school students learn things like whether they need to pass through metal detectors and wear uniforms.

03/13/2013

Idled school buses are viewed at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on Jan. 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Union: New York City School Bus Strike Ends, But We Will Fight On

Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello said in no way is the suspension of the strike a sign of his side giving up its fight.

02/15/2013

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Archdiocese To Close 2 Elementary Schools On Staten Island

Two more Catholic elementary schools have been added to the chopping block by the Archdiocese of New York, both of them on Staten Island.

02/11/2013

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No School Monday For Several Districts On Long Island After Blizzard

At least eight school districts on Long Island have canceled classes for Monday, in the wake of the blizzard that left more than 30 inches of snow in parts of Suffolk County.

02/10/2013

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New Jersey Police Chiefs: Preparation Is Better Than Armed Guards

Some New Jersey police chiefs have expressed serious doubts about the notion of armed guards in schools.

01/26/2013

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