Connecticut senators have approved a series of education proposals championed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have allowed school districts to issue bonds to cover teacher pensions and effectively carve out an exception for that cost from property tax caps that take effect next year.
The bonds plus interest would have been paid off over 15 years.
Cuomo says Wednesday that families across New York have been forced to cut back and live within their means, and school districts must do the same.
New York City Officials announced development plans in East Harlem for 90 affordable housing units, a bigger building for the Dream Charter School, and space for Harlem’s RBI program for inner-city youth.
Yonkers officials are saying the state budget deal reached in Albany is going to spell big trouble for education in the Westchester city.
The $10 billion deficit projection has led New York City officials and various advocacy groups to worry about what’s on the chopping block in next year’s budget.
Mayor Bloomberg said New York City’s budget already includes the elimination of 6,000 teaching positions. If Governor Cuomo proposes cuts to education aid by $1 billion, Bloomberg said it could mean as many as 21,000 teacher layoffs.
The number of teenagers giving birth in the Bronx is twice as high as the other boroughs, new statistics show.
Millennium High School in lower Manhattan is one of the ten most overcrowded public schools in New York City according to the city’s independent budget office. Although the school has the classroom capacity to seat 525 students, it is 105 percent over capacity with 647 students.
The Internet has shaken the foundations of both politics and news. Are colleges next? So says Zephyr Teachout, former director of online organizing for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign. She spoke to Fordham Conversations in late 2009 about her ideas on how the Web will force universities to change.
In a Bronx neighborhood where the overwhelming majority of residents don't have a college degree, Rosedale Achievement Center for Girls offers tutoring, weekend activities, and college visits.