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January 22, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo Ties $1.1 Billion Aid Increase to Sweeping Policy Changes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech that, "Our education system needs dramatic reform, and it has for years." What are his plans for K-12 in 2015?

January 21, 2015

New York's Governor Lays Out Big Plans for Expanding School Choice

Governor Cuomo proposed raising the cap on charter schools in New York City and creating education tax-credits for private school scholarships.

January 16, 2015

Philadelphia's Per-Pupil Revenue Lags Other Big-City Districts, Report Says

The report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that per-pupil revenue in Philadelphia in the 2013-14 school year was lower than seven of the 11 big-city districts analyzed.

January 14, 2015

New York City Schools to Add Dual-Language Programs at 40 Schools

The programs will include instruction in Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, or Spanish, depending on the school site.

January 13, 2015

Do Parents Clamor to See Those Controversial N.Y. Teacher Evaluations?

The political bickering over teacher ratings in the Empire State is slated to continue in 2015, but the evaluations aren't just intended for the eyes of state officials.

January 12, 2015

Audit: Millions of Dollars in Misspent Special Education Aid in N.Y. State

Private providers that offer special education services to preschool students are being scrutinized for potential fraud by the state's comptroller.

January 02, 2015

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York Dies at 82

Among other things, Cuomo attempted to overhaul New York City's flailing education system and steer more state aid to poor districts across the state.

January 02, 2015

Late N.Y. Gov. Mario Cuomo Sought to Aid Poor Districts, Overhaul Gotham Schools

Cuomo challenged President Ronald Reagan's vision of America, and successfully pushed to expand college access to poor and middle-class students.

December 30, 2014

Vetoing His Own Teacher-Evaluation Bill, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Faces Union's Wrath

Cuomo had sponsored the bill as a way to create a safety net for teachers, but he has criticized recent teacher ratings that gave most educators high marks.

December 22, 2014

Common-Core News Developments Dominate Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

This year was characterized by intense discusssions in many states about the progress and worthiness of the Common Core State Standards and their online assessments.

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