Fernanda Santos appears in the following:
Monday, July 01, 2013
Arizona resident and officials are reeling from the biggest loss of life due to a wildfire in 30 years. At least 19 firefighters died this weekend battling a wildfire in the Central A...
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Education officials tried to explain to City Council members at a hearing why they failed to collect tens of millions in reimbursements from services for special-needs students in recent years.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The New York City Education Department has set in motion its plan to restore federal grants to 33 struggling schools. On Tuesday, it released proposals to close eight of those schools...
Friday, February 24, 2012
UPDATED | After a long legal battle and amid much anguish by teachers and other educators, the city Department of Education released individual performance rankings of 18,000 New York...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
UPDATED | After an all-night negotiating session in Albany, New York State education officials and the state teachers union reached an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system on ...
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
After three exhaustive weeks of public hearings and protests, the Department of Education has reversed course on two of the 25 schools it had proposed to close or shrink. Wadleigh Sec...
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Of the unions representing teachers and principals in New York City, the principals’ union had played a passive role in the charged and increasingly divisive dispute over an evaluatio...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
State University of New York trustees unanimously approved on Wednesday a resolution supporting a plan to offer state-sponsored tuition assistance, grants and scholarships to college-...
Monday, January 23, 2012
Testifying in Albany about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed executive budget, Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. said the Regents would put $200 million of the $250 million the go...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In the long-simmering debate over how to judge the quality of New York State school employees, there is one thing all sides agree on: a system should be in place. The sticking point h...
Friday, January 13, 2012
An assessment of education plans and pledges in Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City addresses through the years.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's State of the City address includes proposals to attract, reward and evaluate teachers; open 100 new schools, including 50 charters; increase partnerships...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The stalemate over a new teacher evaluation system continues, and on Tuesday Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a blistering statement, saying "the forces that protect this bureaucracy have ...
Monday, January 09, 2012
While the Board of Regents met inside the state’s Education Department headquarters on Monday, representatives from the state’s teachers’ union and several of the districts that lost...
Thursday, January 05, 2012
State Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz of Brooklyn is calling for a public hearing on the state education commissioner’s decision to suspend payments on federal grants that are meant to hel...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Spending in arts education increased by nearly 2 percent in the past school year, despite the many challenges posed by several consecutive years of budget cuts to city schools, accord...
Thursday, December 08, 2011
The cost to New York state for its version of a Dream Act was put at $627,428, a number so low when compared with other expenses the state has that the bill’s chief supporters -- the ...
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
The former chief financial officer for the Department of Education has agreed to pay a $6,500 fine to the city’s Conflict of Interest Board for using his public e-mail account to prom...
Friday, November 18, 2011
The bus drivers' union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, has told the city it will order a strike if the city does not include provisions in the bid guaranteeing seniority-based ...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hoping to reverse last month's layoffs of 672 school support workers, the union representing them plans to sue the city. The union, District Council 37, is claiming the layoffs were u...