New York School Headlines

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

  • Saturday tours at New York state Capitol - The Saratogian
  • Saturday tours at New York state Capitol The Saratogian WARWICK >> An upstate New York school district has announced it will invest in a solar power project expected to reduce its energy costs by more than half. The Warwick School District's 2-megawatt project will read more...




  • Moody's downgrades Herkimer CSD, NY's underlying GO to A2 and enhanced to A1 - Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)
  • Moody's downgrades Herkimer CSD, NY's underlying GO to A2 and enhanced to A1 Moodys.com (press release) (subscription) Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Herkimer Central School District, NY's underlying general obligation rating to A2 from A1, affectin read more...




  • Ethel Jean Lee: Retired Teacher, Election Clerk - Patch.com
  • Patch.com Ethel Jean Lee: Retired Teacher, Election Clerk Patch.com After teaching Mathematics in the Harrison, New York School District, she became an election clerk with the Rockland County Board of Elections until her retirement in 2010. While at SUNY Oneonta she met her read more...




  • 11 Sets of Twins Start Kindergarten at Long Island School - NBC New York
  • NBC New York 11 Sets of Twins Start Kindergarten at Long Island School NBC New York Kindergarten teachers in one Long Island, New York, school district will have their work cut out for them this year trying to keep straight the names of the 11 sets of twins who are about to read more...




  • NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains - Troy Record
  • NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains Troy Record BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ? New York education officials are looking to school districts with high participation in statewide testing for ways to curb opt-out rates elsewhere after ruling out financial sanctions f read more...




  • State in brief: Sept. 8 - The Saratogian
  • State in brief: Sept. 8 The Saratogian BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ? New York education officials are looking to school districts with high participation in statewide testing for ways to curb opt-out rates elsewhere after ruling out financial sanctions for schools whose students skip read more...




  • Jewish Students Have Religious Rights Too! - Yeshiva World News
  • Jewish Students Have Religious Rights Too! Yeshiva World News New York Education Law 224-a. Students Unable Because of Religious Beliefs to Register or Attend Classes on Certain Days 1. No person shall be expelled from or be refused admission as a student to an institution read more...




  • Testing Opt-Outs Cost Disqualify New York Schools From Blue Ribbon - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
  • Testing Opt-Outs Cost Disqualify New York Schools From Blue Ribbon Education Week (subscription) (blog) According to Newsday, state officials confirmed this week that 11 schools don't qualify for the honor bestowed by the U.S. Department of Education. According to federa read more...




  • What do New York schools actually do with state test scores? - WRVO Public Media
  • WRVO Public Media What do New York schools actually do with state test scores? WRVO Public Media Chenango Valley's technology director interprets the score reports so the school can track its progress. Solvejg Wastvedt WSKG News. Listen. Listening... /. 3:25. The standar read more...




  • NY's largest geographic school district is a whopping 684 square miles - Politics on the Hudson (blog)
  • Politics on the Hudson (blog) NY's largest geographic school district is a whopping 684 square miles Politics on the Hudson (blog) Here's some of the facts and figures about New York schools ? including how the Saranac Lake district, which has about 1,200 students, i read more...




  • 18 Syracuse schools must improve or face state intervention - WRVO Public Media
  • WRVO Public Media 18 Syracuse schools must improve or face state intervention WRVO Public Media Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner (standing, center) and Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras (standing, right) in a classroom at Dr. Weeks Elementary School read more...




  • These New York Schools Aren't Just Letting Kids Opt Out of Testing?They're ... - The Nation.
  • The Nation. These New York Schools Aren't Just Letting Kids Opt Out of Testing?They're ... The Nation. These New York Schools Aren't Just Letting Kids Opt Out of Testing?They're Giving Them an Alternative. Students in the New York Performance Standards Consor read more...




  • Sunday, July 5th, 2015

  • Hikind Lauds Pine Bush Anti-Semitism Settlement But Waits For Justice In ... - Yeshiva World News
  • Yeshiva World News Hikind Lauds Pine Bush Anti-Semitism Settlement But Waits For Justice In ... Yeshiva World News hik Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) applauded the announcement of a settlement today at the upstate New York school district of Pine Bush, which agreed to p read more...




  • The Hunger for Hate And The NYT's Phony Anti-Semitism Story - VDARE.com
  • The Hunger for Hate And The NYT's Phony Anti-Semitism Story VDARE.com An upstate New York school district has agreed to pay $4.48 million and enact broad reforms in curriculum and training to settle a lawsuit by five current and former Jewish students who claimed that th read more...




  • Ra: Extended Legislative Session Ends with Many Issues Left Unresolved - Long Island Exchange
  • Ra: Extended Legislative Session Ends with Many Issues Left Unresolved Long Island Exchange (Long Island, NY) ?As we finally end the 2015 session we can look back knowing that some progress has finally been made for New York's education system. The final, major bill esta read more...




  • Ruiz: Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kids ... - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News Ruiz: Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kids ... New York Daily News New Yorkers, who come from every corner of the world, speak 180 languages. Not surprisingly, nearly half of public school students speak a language other tha read more...




  • N.Y. Governor: Education Department Must Enforce Transgender Student Law - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
  • N.Y. Governor: Education Department Must Enforce Transgender Student Law Education Week (subscription) (blog) New York's education department must enforce a law designed to protect transgender students and monitor schools' compliance with its provision, Gov. Andrew C read more...




  • Brooklyn guidance counselor works tirelessly to help students achieve college ... - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News Brooklyn guidance counselor works tirelessly to help students achieve college ... New York Daily News Mariela Regalado, director of college counseling at Brooklyn's Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, helps students in tough circumstances achieve thei read more...




  • Bronx teen who dealt with depression and foster care accepted into Penn State ... - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News Bronx teen who dealt with depression and foster care accepted into Penn State ... New York Daily News Bronx teen Ashley Davis spent most of her time as a student at the High School for American Studies at Lehman College battling depression and bouncing fr read more...




  • Pro-charter school group blasts Mayor de Blasio for decline in students held ... - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News Pro-charter school group blasts Mayor de Blasio for decline in students held ... New York Daily News Pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools ripped Mayor de Blasio on Thursday after city Education Department officials revealed a steep decl read more...




  • After Report, Cuomo Urges State Education Department To Review Transgender - The Bell Jar
  • The Bell Jar After Report, Cuomo Urges State Education Department To Review Transgender The Bell Jar The New York Civil Liberties Union this month issued a report that found that of the 24,478 incidents of harassment or discrimination reported by New York schools, 19 percent read more...




  • Lucy D. Motta, 88, bank, town employee - The Ridgefield Press
  • Lucy D. Motta, 88, bank, town employee The Ridgefield Press She attended New York schools. A resident of Ridgefield for the past 52 years coming from Westchester County, NY, Mrs. Motta was a teller at the former Village Bank of Ridgefield and later with the Town of Ridgefiel read more...




  • WNY Ford Dealers launch program to fill jobs pipeline - Buffalo Business First
  • Buffalo Business First WNY Ford Dealers launch program to fill jobs pipeline Buffalo Business First With automotive technical repair jobs in high demand, the Western New York Ford Dealers have launched a philanthropic program that invests in area high schools teaching those read more...




  • Protecting transgender rights in NY schools - 13WHAM-TV
  • 13WHAM-TV Protecting transgender rights in NY schools 13WHAM-TV Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo wants action in New York schools to protect transgender children. This comes after a New York Civil Liberties Union report showed schools in all 62 counties failed to protect read more...




  • Hindus Wait for Diwali Holiday in New York Schools After Christians, Jews ... - ChakraNews.com
  • Hindus Wait for Diwali Holiday in New York Schools After Christians, Jews ... ChakraNews.com Hindus are urging New York City (NYC) Department of Education to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day (but also celebrated Sikhs and Buddhists in their religious calendars read more...




  • Transgender Students Face Difficulties At Public Schools, Report Says - 27east.com
  • Transgender Students Face Difficulties At Public Schools, Report Says 27east.com ?The State Education Department must take immediate action to ensure New York schools are following state and federal laws, and to provide transgender children the opportunity to become successf read more...




  • This Teen Shows That The Fight For LGBTQ Equality Isn't Over - Refinery29
  • Refinery29 This Teen Shows That The Fight For LGBTQ Equality Isn't Over Refinery29 Last week was a good week for LGBTQ couples who want to get married, but as many people have pointed out, marriage equality is only one of many rights the LGBTQ community has been fighting read more...




  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

  • Voters approve Geneva school budget - WSYR
  • WSYR Voters approve Geneva school budget WSYR Geneva was the only Central New York school district where the budget didn't pass the first time around. The revised budget includes a 1.72 percent tax levy increase, down from the original 1.95 percent proposed increase. ?We read more...




  • New Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island will create opportunity for all, add ... - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News New Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island will create opportunity for all, add ... New York Daily News Today marks a major milestone for the future of our city, and in particular, our children's future. Cornell Tech broke ground on the construction read more...




  • Radical Pop-Up Schools: A new way to reach educationally disadvantaged ... - Washington Post (blog)
  • Washington Post (blog) Radical Pop-Up Schools: A new way to reach educationally disadvantaged ... Washington Post (blog) New York's Education from the Inside Out (EIO) Coalition is working with community members, activists, and professors like me to organize two Radical read more...




  • Queens biology teacher succeeded in science while learning to speak English - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News Queens biology teacher succeeded in science while learning to speak English New York Daily News Before Abeda Khanam became proficient in English, she excelled in the language of science. Hands-on experiments at Seward Park High School captured her attenti read more...




  • Non-English speaking public school parents aren't getting promised translation ... - New York Daily News
  • New York Daily News Non-English speaking public school parents aren't getting promised translation ... New York Daily News Public school parents who don't speak English aren't getting the translation services the city Department of Education promises to provide, read more...




  • Our Children are Children, Too - The Jewish Week
  • Our Children are Children, Too The Jewish Week Applied to children ? all children ? in New York schools, that ideal would seem to lead toward rectifying, to whatever degree possible, a disturbing fact. Namely that the approximately 15 percent of New York parents who educate read more...




  • Monday, June 15th, 2015

  • Clarence is rated the most cost-effective school district in Western New York - Buffalo Business First
  • Buffalo Business First Clarence is rated the most cost-effective school district in Western New York Buffalo Business First 2015 Western New York school district rankings · Education. Here is a quick rundown of the 2015 Albany Area school district · Edu read more...




  • WNY's top private elementary school will expand curriculum (Video) - Buffalo Business First
  • Buffalo Business First WNY's top private elementary school will expand curriculum (Video) Buffalo Business First Ledgeview in Clarence tops the list, followed by Country Parkway and Maple East in the Williamsville district. Immaculate Conception is fourth and St. John Vi read more...




  • Real World Virtual Reality Transforms STEM Education at New York School District - PR Web (press release)
  • PR Web (press release) Real World Virtual Reality Transforms STEM Education at New York School District PR Web (press release) Real World Virtual Reality Transforms STEM Education at New York School District. Students Build Collaboration, Problem-Solving Skills With zSpace. read more...




  • No. 1 WNY school district defies state budget cuts (Video) - Buffalo Business First
  • No. 1 WNY school district defies state budget cuts (Video) Buffalo Business First The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of American City Business Journals. User Agreement read more...




  • Which Upstate districts are strongest in English language arts? Here are the ... - Buffalo Business First
  • Buffalo Business First Which Upstate districts are strongest in English language arts? Here are the ... Buffalo Business First Pittsford is Upstate New York's top-performing school district in the field of English language arts, commonly known as ELA. That's accordin read more...




  • With clock ticking, mayoral control debate recedes for now - Chalkbeat New York
  • Chalkbeat New York With clock ticking, mayoral control debate recedes for now Chalkbeat New York It is still too early to know what will make it into a final ?big ugly? deal between the state's three legislative leaders after a tumultuous six months that have seen multip read more...




  • Debate over evaluation delays ends with a compromise, but Regents remain ... - Chalkbeat New York
  • Chalkbeat New York Debate over evaluation delays ends with a compromise, but Regents remain ... Chalkbeat New York The discord was an illustration of the increased polarization of New York's education debates and the rise in power of a new group of Regents who oppose muc read more...




  • Notre Dame again top ranked local high school in Business First ratings - The Daily News Online
  • The Daily News Online Notre Dame again top ranked local high school in Business First ratings The Daily News Online Batavia's Notre Dame was the highest ranked high school in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties in Buffalo Business First magazine's annual ranking of read more...




  • Highway, schools shut in search for escaped US killers - Peninsula On-line
  • Peninsula On-line Highway, schools shut in search for escaped US killers Peninsula On-line New York--Schools and a state highway shut Thursday as law enforcement chased a new lead in the manhunt for two convicted killers who cut their way out of a maximum security New York p read more...




  • Is your school in the top 10 for best academic performance? 8 CNY schools ... - Syracuse.com
  • Syracuse.com Is your school in the top 10 for best academic performance? 8 CNY schools ... Syracuse.com ... list for best academic performance in the Syracuse area. The Syracuse-area list ranks 54 school districts in a six-county region which includes Cayuga, Cortland, Madis read more...




  • Schools shut in search of escaped US killers - MENAFN.COM
  • MENAFN.COM Schools shut in search of escaped US killers MENAFN.COM (MENAFN - Arab News) NEW YORK: Schools and a state highway shut Thursday as law enforcement chased a new lead in the manhunt for two convicted killers who cut their way out of a maximum security New York pris read more...




  • T20 sparks a fire among New York's schools - ESPNcricinfo.com
  • ESPNcricinfo.com T20 sparks a fire among New York's schools ESPNcricinfo.com T20 sparks a fire among New York's schools. Peter Della Penna. 11 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment. The city's Public Schools Athletic League is the only high school cricket to read more...




  • AQE: Governor Cuomo Finally Acknowledges New York Schools are in Crisis - Long Island Exchange
  • AQE: Governor Cuomo Finally Acknowledges New York Schools are in Crisis Long Island Exchange (Long Island, NY) Governor Cuomo announced in Yonkers today that he is proposing a $100 million fund for upstate schools ?in crisis.? The funds will be available for schools ?North o read more...




  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015

  • MaryEllen Elia, former Florida superintendent, is state's next education chief - Chalkbeat Colorado
  • Chalkbeat Colorado MaryEllen Elia, former Florida superintendent, is state's next education chief Chalkbeat Colorado Updated, 4:10 p.m. ? MaryEllen Elia, a longtime educator and former school superintendent in Hillsborough County, Florida, has been chosen to lead New Yor read more...




  • NY's New Education Commissioner: Communication Is Key - WAMC
  • WAMC NY's New Education Commissioner: Communication Is Key WAMC ... reconcile opposing views among stakeholders over controversial issues, navigate the political complexities of the legislative process, and work with the Board of Regents to forge cogent policies that wil read more...




  • Murray: Why the Hush and Rush on Selection of the New Education Commissioner - Long Island Exchange
  • Murray: Why the Hush and Rush on Selection of the New Education Commissioner Long Island Exchange (Long Island, NY) ?The decision by the Board of Regents to appoint MaryEllen Elia as the new Education Commissioner is both unsurprising and incredibly disheartening, underscori read more...




  • New Senate leader on Albany politics, George Pataki & whether NY is open for ... - Syracuse.com
  • Syracuse.com New Senate leader on Albany politics, George Pataki & whether NY is open for ... Syracuse.com He mentioned two ways to combat the perception of a two-tiered New York: education and jobs. "If a child is not doing well in Syracuse, that has an effect on my com read more...