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In their search for Tisch’s replacement, lawmakers ask, Did you teach?

Asher Mansdorf is the son of an immigrant restaurant worker, attended New York City public schools, and today serves on a Long Island school board. But his bid to join the state’s education policymaking body could hit a road block: He’s a dentist. On Wednesday, legislators vetting candidates for the Board of Regents seat that […]

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New Bill in Albany Brings New Attention to Dyslexia

Dyslexia strikes approximately 10 to 15 percent of the student population. A pending bill in the New York State legislature aims to address those children.

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NYC Public Schools Will Recognize Two Muslim Holidays

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City public schools will recognize two Muslim holidays in the coming year. The act bring to fruition a campaign pledge by de Blasio to diversify the school calendar. De Blasio said in a statement published in the Huffington Post that: “Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer […]

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De Blasio Calls for Increases Public in Education Spending – Stiff Arms Charter Schools

Last week, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio made education a cornerstone of his first budget proposal as mayor. De blasio called for an expansion of education funding as part of his initial $73 billion plan. “This budget must reflect a progressive agenda,” said de Blasio.  While running for mayor De Blasiop pledged to diminish the gap between […]

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De Blasio Hits a Snag in Pre-K Plan

It’s no secret that education and pre-K is at the top of Bill de Blasio’s policy agenda, but now he is having a tough time convincing lawmakers in Albany to support financing his plan by raising taxes on wealthy New Yorkers.

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Chicago Public Schools incorporate YouTube videos in lessons

Chicago Public Schools abandon previous restrictions and allow students to access YouTube videos in classrooms. Teachers and administration believe this will enhance lessons and will encourage students to explore other educational content.

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