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Should New York State Change Graduations Measures?  (Meaning: the courses and student assessments)

The Board of Regents and the State Education Department have undertaken a thoughtful and inclusive review of the State high school graduation measures. Our ultimate goal is to explore what it means to obtain a diploma in New York State and what that diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for all studentsContinue reading “Should New York State Change Graduations Measures?  (Meaning: the courses and student assessments)”

How are Chancellor Banks and his team planning to change the Department of Education?

A disastrous week one!! Mayor Adams was determined; schools were going to open on Monday, January 3rd. Appeals to delay the opening for a few days cast aside – testing and tracing were in place, the pre-holiday bumps in the previous de Blasio administration resolved. Nope Student attendance was well below normal and staff attendanceContinue reading “How are Chancellor Banks and his team planning to change the Department of Education?”

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” (1866):  The 2022 NYS Legislature Convenes

Gideon John Tucker was an American lawyer, newspaper editor and politician. In 1866, as Surrogate of New York County, he wrote in a decision of a will case: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” The recently elected 150 members of the NYS Assembly and 63 members of the NYS Senate are conveningContinue reading ““No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” (1866):  The 2022 NYS Legislature Convenes”

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