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May 16, 2019
It’s time to start ‘hard work of rethinking’ Regents exams, New York’s top education policymaker says
Regents exams remain a requirement for New York high schoolers to graduate, but the state’s top education policy maker has opened the door for a future where that is not
NY teachers union, state officials decry computer-based testing snafus — but see different solutions
The state teachers union rallied Monday for support to end computer-based state assessments after another set of glitches muddied reading exams last week…
December 10, 2018
New York state officials call for $2.1 billion bump in education funding
The proposal is about $500 million larger than last year, which was shrouded in concerns over a state budget deficit and a threat of spending cuts.
December 9, 2018
In first meeting since November election results, the Board of Regents eyes budget for New York schools
While their request will help guide lawmakers as they hash out a spending plan by the April 1 deadline, the final dollar amount is out of the hands of the Regents or other state education department officials.
November 5, 2018
New York policymakers express doubts about charter sector — and approve another expansion
The Board of Regents’ voiced concerns about whether charters are a drain on district coffers even as officials approved a new list of charter school applications.
November 5, 2018
State education officials signal extension of moratorium on teacher evaluations tied to state tests
Officials want to use an extension to continue speaking with teachers, principals and advocates about the evaluation system, which has long been a politically charged issue in the state.
June 11, 2018
Six New York City charter schools are one step closer to approval
The schools are expected to receive a final approval from the full Board of Regents Tuesday.
May 7, 2018
Teacher evaluation fight spills into New York’s Board of Regents meeting
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and certain board members appeared split over whether to express enthusiasm for the bill.
choosing your grad-venture
May 3, 2018
What should it take to graduate? Inside the growing divide over whether to require New York’s vaunted Regents exams
As the state reimagines graduation requirements, Chalkbeat examines their history, what they're like now, and how earning a diploma could change in the future.
May 2, 2018
New York state education department officials weigh in on plan to overhaul teacher evaluations
State education department officials thanked the sponsors of the legislation but warned of “unintended consequences.”
Updated February 9, 2018
New York education officials move to block rules allowing some charter schools to certify their own teachers
The lawsuit seeks to overturn regulations approved by SUNY allowing the charter schools it oversees to design their own teacher-certification programs.
January 22, 2018
After Cuomo calls for belt-tightening, New York’s Board of Regents look to lawmakers for more school aid
During the Board of Regents meeting on Monday, Chancellor Betty Rosa suggested the 17-member board mobilize and turn to the legislature for help.
January 16, 2018
Facing a state budget crunch, Gov. Cuomo proposes modest 3 percent education boost
Cuomo put forward a $769 million increase in school aid during his executive budget address on Tuesday, less than half of that sought by the state’s Board of Regents.
December 15, 2017
How does New York set education policy? An inside look at the mad dash to make sense of a major diploma change
The state unveiled a major change to its graduation requirements this week just minutes before policymakers voted on them.
December 8, 2017
Here’s how the Republican tax plan could threaten New York’s education funding
That blow, advocates say, could punch a hole in school budgets.
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