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State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia
April 9, 2018
Elia on lawmakers’ plan to make districts report funding decisions to the state: It’s duplicative
The problem with the new law is that state officials have already been working on a separate timeline to implement a nearly identical federal requirement, Elia said.
March 28, 2018
New York City students can now pass Spanish exam on path to graduation
The change may help non-native English speakers earn a diploma.
March 27, 2018
With the New York state budget deadline nearing, here are the education issues we’re watching
A number of issues have yet to be resolved: the overall level of education spending, school safety measures, and charter school funding.
Show me the money
March 12, 2018
New York’s top policymakers outline a plan to help open up the black box of school funding
Starting next year, schools will start using a new tracking system for school funding.
March 11, 2018
What’s on deck at the March Regents meeting? A lot of charter school business.
Twenty charter schools will be discussed, in some capacity, by the board on Monday.
Updated February 9, 2018
New York education officials move to block rules allowing some charter schools to certify their own teachers
The lawsuit seeks to overturn regulations approved by SUNY allowing the charter schools it oversees to design their own teacher-certification programs.
February 1, 2018
Is your school a ‘Reward’ school? Here’s the list of schools honored for their high scores
64 New York City schools made the list out of 155 across the state.
take your time
January 31, 2018
New York officials promise to move slowly as they revamp teacher evaluations — again
The commissioner did not provide a specific timeline for finishing the overhaul of evaluations, but stressed that it will be a slow and deliberate process.
the last stand
January 31, 2018
NYC schools chief calls Cuomo’s budget plan ‘disrespectful,’ says funding change would ‘take us backwards’
Carmen Fariña used her final appearance before state lawmakers on Wednesday to blast some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposals.
January 30, 2018
What will NYC schools chief Carmen Fariña ask for in Albany — and what will she be asked?
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is preparing to testify at a state legislative hearing on Wednesday.
January 22, 2018
After Cuomo calls for belt-tightening, New York’s Board of Regents look to lawmakers for more school aid
During the Board of Regents meeting on Monday, Chancellor Betty Rosa suggested the 17-member board mobilize and turn to the legislature for help.
January 18, 2018
Personal data of 52 New York students is compromised after testing-company breach
The breach is likely to fuel the already widespread opposition among parents and educators to the state standardized exams in New York.
January 17, 2018
What you should know about seven people who could be the next New York City schools chancellor
We’ve sorted through the rumors and political jockeying to handicap several contenders.
October 31, 2017
25 struggling New York City schools are safe from takeover, state officials say
Gov. Cuomo's office has previously expressed frustration that the State Education Department released many schools from the program.
July 25, 2017
Trio of top NY education officials shows support for career and technical education — and a desire to fix roadblocks
Top state and city officials on Tuesday indicated they have made some changes to ease the process and are interested in looking for more.
diplomas for all
July 18, 2017
Education commissioner floats idea of allowing a work readiness credential to confer benefits of a diploma
New York state’s education commissioner floated a radical new graduation option: allowing students to use a work-readiness credential to obtain a “local diploma."
November 18, 2016
After ‘disturbing incidents’ post-election, New York officials urge schools to block bullying
New York state’s education officials are calling on schools to make sure students feel safe in the wake of a wave of post-election bullying and harassment.
changes to the core
September 21, 2016
New York state recommends changes to over half the Common Core learning standards
New York state released a draft of its revised learning standards, which officials say show substantial changes from the Common Core.
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