Cuomo Delivers State Of The State Address, Unveils Budget PlanNew York must raise the minimum wage, cut small-business taxes, ease the burden of high property taxes and invest big in transportation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a sprawling address that laid out a long list of priorities for 2015.
NYC Schools Chancellor Says Schools Are Not Restaurants, Announces New Ranking SystemSchools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced a new ranking system that will deemphasize test scores and do away with the letter grades imposed by the Bloomberg administration.
NYC Teachers Warned Not To Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts At SchoolMany teachers across the city wore pro-police t-shirts after their union president, Michael Mulgrew, attended the Rev. Al Sharpton's march protesting the death of Eric Garner.
New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher TenureA stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.
Teachers, Lawmakers Call For Change To Admissions To NYC's Most Elite Public SchoolsUnited Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said Monday that the current system is unfair to minority students who deserve to attend Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and five other specialized high schools.
UFT Pleased About New Teachers' ContractThe UFT said around 90,000 votes had been cast, with more than 77 percent of those approving the contact.
NYC, Teachers Union Announce Preliminary 9-Year Contract DealTeachers will receive back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of their salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018, according to the nine-year contract.
NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won't Be Held Back Over Test Scores AloneChancellor Carmen Farina says New York City's school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.
Latest Storm Leaves Snowy, Slushy, Sochi-Like Mess In Its WakeThe latest go-round of bad weather began overnight in some places as sleet and rain fell on roads already covered in many parts with deep puddles and icy patches.
Many Still Questioning Decision To Keep NYC Schools Open During SnowstormStudents and parents were faced with gusting winds and blowing snow during Thursday's storm that brought nearly 10 inches of snow to the city.
De Blasio, Farina Face Backlash After Keeping NYC Public Schools Open During StormDespite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.