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Education in the News....


This week's headlines:


"Middletown schools pitch plan to fight tax cap law"

Times Herald-Record, March 3, 2012

"Middletown district officials weigh new budget solutions"

Times Herald-Record, March 5, 2012

"School districts brace for life under the property tax cap"

The Gannett (Albany), March 3, 2012

"Warwick group seeks charter school with green focus"

Times Herald-Record, March 2, 2012


Headlines from Feb. 28 - 29:

"Colleges misassign many to remedial classes, studies find"

New York Times, Feb. 28, 2012

"Meghan E. Murphy: Rating system has flaws and benefits"

Times Herald-Record, Feb. 29, 2012

"Tax cap math: Don't be surprised when levies rise more than 2%"

The Post Standard, Feb. 29, 2012



Headlines from Feb. 17 - 22:

"Greenwood Lake high school kids' fate up in air
Students sought by 3 neighboring district

Times Herald-Record, Feb. 22, 2012

"Meghan E. Murphy: It's time for the Governor to heed his own words"

Times Herald-Record, Feb. 22, 2012

"Ravitch: The new evaluation system is madness "

New York Times, Feb. 22, 2012

"School districts struggle to explain tax cap -
2 percent limit is on the total levy, not individual taxpayer's bills
", Feb. 20, 2012

"States Try to Fix Quirks in Teacher Evaluations"

New York Times, Feb. 19, 2012

"Port Jervis and state officials clash on school aid"

Times Herald-Record, Feb. 17, 2012

"Orange-Ulster BOCES will eliminate 40 positions"

Times Herald-Record, Feb. 17, 2012

"State and unions reach deal on teacher evaluations"

Times Herald-Record, Feb. 17, 2012

"Now teacher evaluation movement goes to districts"

Auburn Citizen, Feb. 17, 2012


Headlines from February 11-14:

"NY schools will apply for 'No Child' waiver"

New York Post, Feb. 14, 2012

"Cuomo sets Thursday deadline for teacher evaluation deal"

Journal News,, Feb. 14, 2012

"Middletown district pleads its case. Officials show Gunther dire budget figures"

Meghan E. Murphy, Times Herald-Record, Feb. 13, 2012

"Sullivan schools grapple with tax-cap law. Some face staff, service cuts"

Leonard Sparks, Times Herald-Record, Feb. 13, 2012

"Chester school district riven on Greenwood Lake bid"

John Sullivan, Times Herald-Record, Feb. 11, 2012

"Time's (almost) up! D-Day for teacher evaluatiions is rapidly approaching"

Editorial, New York Post, Feb. 11, 2012


Headlines from February 1-10:

"Cuomo ready for new battle over teacher evaluations"

Albany Times Union, Feb. 2, 2012

"$70M in remedial work for unprepared students saps SUNY budget"

Albany Times Union, Feb. 2, 2012

"Obama wants schools to speed digital transition"

An article by Greg Toppo, USA Today, Feb. 1, 2012

Chester School District rejoins bid to host students from Greenwood Lake School (pdf)

An article by Meghan E. Murphy, printed in the 2/1/12 issue of the Times Herald Record

Meghan Murphy keeps you better armed for budget battles with an understanding of the basics
of today's school budgets

"A 'cheat sheet' to take with you to meetings" by Meghan E. Murphy, Times Herald Record, 2/1/12


Headlines from December and January:

Economy has School Districts (including Warwick) Bidding to Host Greenwood Lake's High School Students (pdf)

"Five districts vie to host Greenwood Lake's H.S. Students" by Meghan E. Murphy, Times Herald Record, 1/12/12

Gov. Cuomo Labels New APPR Legislation a "Failure" Even Before it is Enacted (pdf)

"Teacher evaluation law needs chance to succeed" by Meghan E. Murphy, Times Herald Record, 1/11/12

Printed in the Times Herald Record, this article by Meghan E. Murphy looks at the new APPR law and the Governor's plans to change it. Read the article (pdf)

Gov. Cuomo's State of the State Adress, January 2012

Gov. Cuomo's State of the State Adress and Education

"Will Cuomo give schools a fair shot?" by Meghan E. Murphy, Times Herald Record, 1/4/12

Printed in the Jan. 4 edition of the Times Herald Record, this article by Meghan E. Murphy looks at what the Governor is planning for public schools from an education reporter's persepective. (Dr. Bryant is quoted.) Read the article (pdf)

Gov. Cuomo's Plan for School Reform

"Gov. Cuomo to announce state education commission to reform schools: sources" -NY Daily News, 1/2/12

From the New York Daily News, this article looks at what Gov. Cuomo is suggesting about the creation of a commission for education reform. Read the article (pdf)

Will the Governor Propose Change in School Governance?

"Cuomo to-do list includes education reform" -Newsday, 12/28/11

Newsday reporter talks about the governor's frustration with the state's public education system. Read the article (pdf)

School Finance News

Timbs on New York’s education funding formula

Posted on January 4, 2012 by edspeaksny, Education Speaks team members recently sat down with Statewide School Finance Consortium Executive Director Dr. Rick Timbs to talk about school funding in New York State. Here’s the first installment of this informative interview, addressing the question, “What is wrong with the current funding formula for education in New York State?”


School finance video


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