Schools

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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

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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

St. Jerome Closing Protest

Cash-Strapped New York Archdiocese To Close 2 Dozen Schools

The Archdiocese of New York has decided to close 22 elementary schools and two high schools that have been deemed financially “at risk.”

01/22/2013

Fort Lee High School (file / credit: Fort Lee Board of Education)

Fort Lee School Superintendent Wants Police In Tactical Gear In Every Building

The Newtown massacre changed everything and now Fort Lee school superintendent Steven Engravalle wants highly trained police in every building, and that’s not all.

01/09/2013

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New Jersey Considers Reducing Emphasis On Cursive Handwriting

New Jersey is among 45 states considering putting more emphasis on typing rather than cursive writing.

12/26/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Kelly Calls For National Gun Laws In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

New York City’s police commissioner is offering thoughts on guns and the Newtown massacre.

12/18/2012

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Greenwich Schools Superintendent Looks To Make Major Cuts

It doesn’t matter the perceived wealth of a town. Budgets are tight everywhere.

12/14/2012

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