Some New Jersey parents have come out so strongly against a new computer-based math and language arts test that they have refused to allow their children to take the exam – but state education officials have rushed to its defense.
The head of the teachers’ union is speaking out over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to alter the number of charter schools.
Gov. Cuomo is stepping up his war of words with the teachers’ union.
The first day of school Wednesday for a kindergarten student on Long Island meant health worries for the 5-year-old girl’s mother.
UFT president Michael Mulgrew said Cardozo High School in Queens tops the list with 385 overcrowded classes. In all, the survey found 6,313 overcrowded classes, 180 more than last year.
The United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.
President Ernest Logan of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said Tuesday that the union’s 16,000 members will do all they can to elect Thompson.
The largest teachers’ union in New Jersey has endorsed Democrat Barbara Buono in her campaign for governor.
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s largest teachers union and several parents sued Wednesday to overturn the state’s property tax cap as unconstitutional, contending it widens the gap between rich and poor districts and interferes […]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday drew a backlash over a remark he made on his radio show.
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is giving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg an F for his education policies.
Connecticut governor Dan Malloy has given members of the education committee until Wednesday to vote on a bill to fix the state’s failing public school system.
Christie said it may be time to call a truce in the war of words between him and New Jersey’s teachers’ union. But the call came after the governor leveled some pointed criticism at the union.
Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.
Several other states allow for-profit firms to run public schools, but New Jersey hasn’t yet tried it.