Tag: New York State
Over 100 advocacy groups are urging New York state to allow high school seniors struggling to graduate and are at risk of aging out this school year, a chance to earn their degree in the 2021-22 school year, according to a letter sent to New York State Department of Education officials earlier this month.
The UK and South African strains of the coronavirus have been confirmed on Long Island, but New York State and local health officials are refusing to specify where beyond which county — a lack of disclosure that some find troubling.
The New York State Board of Regents voted Monday to cancel all Regents exams for the rest of the year except for four federally mandated exams in English, math, earth science and living environment.
The New York State Department of Education is seeking a federal waiver to exempt third through 12th grade students from taking state exams for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year as the country continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
For the attack on our democracy, the president needs to be impeached and removed from office. I have also called for the resignation of the four members of Congress from New York State .
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State address, which began the first of four installments on Monday, spoke more to the federal shortfalls that left New York with a $15 billion deficit and a broad vision of the future after Covid-19.
Long before Hillary Clinton became the fifth presidential candidate in history to lose an election despite winning the popular vote, a movement had already emerged endeavoring to change how presidential elections are decided and operated—in theory, giving each voter a true stake in one of the most fundamental elements of democracy by empowering state legislatures to effectively nullify the current electorate system and decide the victor solely according to the populous vote. Already 11 states, including New York, have passed legislation to join the national popular vote compact. Collectively, these states represent 165 electoral votes, placing them only 105 shy of reaching the 270 threshold for the race to be decided.
New York has officially adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, which means the individual state bar exam will be no more. Anyone looking to become a lawyer in The Empire State will now have to take another exam starting in just a few months.
State lawmakers joined Common Core opponents in criticizing President Barack Obama’s nomination of former New York State Education Commissioner John King for U.S. Secretary of Education in the first day of confirmation hearings Thursday. King, who assumed the role of acting secretary in January, remains a lightning rod for fury among parents and teachers across New York State upset about his botched implementation of the controversial Common Core education reforms, which led to hundreds of thousands of students across the state and nation “opting out” of taking the standardized tests.