Parents, Teachers Rail Against NYS DOE Proposal Of Public District Oversight Of Private SchoolsThe state Department of Education wants to revise rules to boost oversight of private and religious schools. The scrutiny comes amid complaints that some yeshivas are shirking secular instruction.
Audit: NYS Schools Not Doing Enough To Protect Students From Mass ShootingsNew York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli examined 15 school districts, checking for safety requirements mandated by the Save Act, which became law in 2000.
Technical Glitch Forces NYS To Postpone ELA Computer-Based TestingComputer-based testing will resume Thursday in elementary and middle schools across New York state after technical problems shut down the system on Tuesday.
Hempstead School Officials Unveil Action Plan For Struggling DistrictUnder orders from the state, officials are setting out to rebuild the troubled district with protocols that have eluded Hempstead for years.
CBS2 Exclusive: State Education Commissioner Warns Hempstead School Board To Shape Up Or Risk DismissalAn incredibly sad story got worse Thursday night for children in the Hempstead School District on Long Island.
New York State Officials Want To Push Ahead With Bilingual EducationNew York state officials said Monday that they are giving a fresh look at how bilingual classes are taught in the state.
NY On Verge Of Requiring CPR Training In High SchoolGov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law a measure directing the state's commissioner of education to come up with a CPR training curriculum.
NY Regents Approve Testing Students On Vocational SkillsA proposal would allow students to swap one of their Regents social studies exams for one in a trade, such as culinary arts, welding, accounting and more.
Families Rally Against New York Teacher Tenure LawsThe families are filing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, seniority and disciplinary rules. They say those protections are keeping ineffective teachers in the classroom.
Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core StandardsSilver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing "serious issues" with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.
NYS Regents Board Trims Test Times For Math, EnglishThe state Board of Regents approved a plan to trim down the time allotted for the math exam by 20 minutes and the English assessment by 10 minutes.
Emotions High At Common Core Forums On Long IslandAbout 800 people packed into the Mineola High School auditorium in Garden City Park on Wednesday night to give Commissioner John King Jr. an earful.
State PTA President: Delay Common Core TestingState PTA President Lana Ajemian announced the group is launching a campaign called "Hear Our Voice," which aims to convince the state to halt Common Core testing for at least one year.
New York To Reduce Standardized TestingSome standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents, citing "a variety of pressures'' that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers and parents.
Art, Music Could Be Coming Back To Cash-Strapped East Ramapo Elementary SchoolsThis week, parent David Curry from Spring Valley filed an official complaint with the New York State Department of Education about the canceled programs.