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Mayor Calls For Expansion Of Charter Schools

Mayor Calls For Expansion Of Charter Schools

More charter schools may be coming to the city under a plan proposed Wednesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Speaking at a 10th anniversary celebration of charter schools at the Sisulu-Walker Charter school in Harlem, the mayor said if reelected, he would fight to abolish the cap put on charter schools by Albany. Bloomberg’s plan would […]

Mayor Bloomberg Goes After Thompson’s Education Record

Mayor Bloomberg Goes After Thompson’s Education Record

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has leveled a rare attack on the Democrat aiming to unseat him, comparing their records on education. At his regular news conference Tuesday¬†– not a campaign event¬†– Bloomberg was asked about City Comptroller William Thompson Jr.’s education plan. The billionaire mayor said he hadn’t seen it, but said that […]

Long Island Lawmakers Propose GPS for Sex Offenders

Long Island Lawmakers Propose GPS for Sex Offenders

Long Island lawmakers want high-level sex offenders to wear a GPS monitor while on probation. A proposal by Nassau County legislators David Denenberg and Joseph Scannell also would prohibit convicted sex criminals from living within 2,000 feet of their victim’s home or workplace. Nassau already bans sex offenders from living near schools or parks. The […]

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Have First Debate

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Have First Debate

The two Democrats vying to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced off in the first round of mayoral debates Wednesday night. Both City Comptroller Bill Thompson and Queens City Councilman Tony Avella wasted no time challenging the Mayor’s record on education, employment, crime and the city budget. Things also got heated when the candidates opened the […]

Governor To Sign Bill Returning Mayoral Control to City Schools

Governor To Sign Bill Returning Mayoral Control to City Schools

Governor David Paterson is expected to sign a bill today that once again gives Mayor Michael Bloomberg control of the city schools. The New York State Senate passed the bill last week. The measure does loosen the mayor’s control. It calls for the formation of an oversight board, which supporters say will give parents more […]

Learn and Earn Program Sees Rise In Test Scores

Learn and Earn Program Sees Rise In Test Scores

A program that rewards city students for earning good test scores is paying off. The Department of Education will hand out more than $825,000 in cash rewards to participating students today. About 20 percent more students passed Advanced Placement exams at the 31 participating high schools than before the incentive program began. The privately-funded initiative […]

State Senate To Vote On Mayoral Control Next Week

State Senate To Vote On Mayoral Control Next Week

The State Senate will return to a special session this upcoming Thursday to vote on mayoral control of city schools, according to leading Senate Democrats. During the session, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, the senators will also vote on amendments to mayoral control, according to a statement by Senate President Malcolm Smith, Senate […]

Deal In The Works To Renew Mayoral Control

Deal In The Works To Renew Mayoral Control

There’s a deal in the works today that would allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg to regain control of the city’s schools system. Local State Senate Democrats will be discussing a plan this afternoon that would eliminate the newly-recreated Board of Education. The legislation would give Bloomberg sole control of the school system, but it would also […]

Mayor Defends Joel Klein Against DOE Attacks

Mayor Defends Joel Klein Against DOE Attacks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended his top education official today, a day after City Comptroller William Thompson called for Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to be fired. Thompson, the leading Democratic candidate for mayor, called for Joel Klein to be removed as schools chancellor on NY1′s “Road To City Hall.” Yesterday, Thompson’s office released an audit accusing […]

Bloomberg: Police Should Drag Senators Back to Work

Bloomberg: Police Should Drag Senators Back to Work

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the governor should dispatch state troopers to haul state lawmakers back into session. He wants them to approve the bill giving him authority over city schools. The 2002 law giving Bloomberg control of the nation’s largest school system expired last month. The mayor and the five borough presidents hastily appointed a […]

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