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State Threatens to Oust Hempstead School Officials Over Waitlists

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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New York's Board of Education and the Attorney General's office say at least eight students are still waiting to be admitted to class.

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WNYC News

NY Appeals Court Hesitant to Let Church in School

Monday, November 19, 2012

A New York appeals panel has heard fresh arguments on an old subject - worship services in public schools - and seems hesitant to let them continue.

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Schoolbook

Why February?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Like many other neighboring districts, New York City public school students and teachers are enjoying a week off for midwinter recess. The break started as an energy-saving measure in the 1970s and later became an annual tradition because of a budget deal between the city and teachers.

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New Jersey News

NJ Disqualifies 29 School Board Members

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Seventeen school board members in New Jersey will have to step down from their elected posts because they have a criminal conviction on their records. Another 12 school board members in New Jersey must also step down for not submitting their background checks in time.

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WNYC News

Board of Regents Committee Waives Extra Help Requirement

Monday, October 18, 2010

New York schools won't have to offer remediation to tens of thousands of students who failed state exams this year.

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WNYC News

Public Advocate: Board of Elections Not Solely Responsible for Primary Day Problems

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says the city Department of Education and the Police Department share responsibility with the City Board of Elections for the widespread voting problems on Primary Day.

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WNYC News

The Board of Education Makes a Comeback

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The law that gave Mayor Bloomberg control of city schools expired at midnight. That means the Board of Education is back. Earlier this morning, the five borough presidents gathered at Gracie Mansion to determine their appointees; the mayor also makes two appointments. The newly reconstituted board's first meeting is expected ...

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Reveals (Some) Contingency Plans

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

With time running out for the Senate to renew the law giving him control of the schools, Mayor Bloomberg says he's reaching out to the five borough presidents in case the old board of education needs to be reconstituted.

Bloomberg joined a surreal press conference in Albany, via video feed, with Governor Paterson and legislative leaders.

He again urged all 62 Senators to come together and pass the same bill the Assembly already passed, reauthorizing mayoral control of the schools. He also urged voters to call their lawmakers to add some pressure. And he warned that if mayoral control expires "come tomorrow, the lawyers take over" because personnel and policy issues would all be subject to litigation and uncertainty.

But for the first time he also hinted at his backup plans.

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WNYC News

Mayoral Control Down to the Wire

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's getting down to the wire.

Senate Democrats say they'll put off any more meetings with Republicans about who's in charge of the chamber until Wednesday. In the meantime, they plan to vote on $7 billion of "non-controversial items" including tax increases requested by New York City. But mayoral ...

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WNYC News

What if Mayoral Control Does Expire?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg's administration is finally contemplating the unthinkable: what would happen at 12:01 a.m. on July 1st, if mayoral control of the schools expires because of the chaos in Albany.

City Hall has been looking at various scenarios and poring over the language of the state law. But Mayor Bloomberg hasn't yet said what the city would do. "Everything you did would probably go straight to court," he told reporters, because there's no road map for an orderly transition from one school system back to another. He said the city would have to restore some $350 million back to the bureaucracy which now goes to the classrooms, and "it's not clear whether we could sign contracts."

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: It's Me or the U.S.S.R.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at PS 69’s fifth grade graduation. June 23, 2009. (Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at PS 69’s fifth grade graduation. June 23, 2009. (Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Bloomberg is urging senators to set aside their differences long enough ...

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