Author: ALAN CHARTOCK, Gazette publisher

Unions blast SUNY Board for ‘watered down’ charter school teacher training plan
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Unions blast SUNY Board for ‘watered down’ charter school teacher training plan

NYSUT and the United University Professions are blasting a SUNY Board of Trustees proposal to allow high-performing charter schools to set up their own training programs for teachers. Both unions accused the charter school industry of trying to “bypass” state teaching certification regulations by using their own training programs and […]

Sen. Gillibrand angry over proposed changes to how feds will investigate campus assault cases
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Sen. Gillibrand angry over proposed changes to how feds will investigate campus assault cases

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, are speaking out against changes being made at the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights. The senators co-authored a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that outlines their displeasure with the new procedural changes being put in place that will alter […]

Bill gives disabled students right to participate in graduation ceremonies
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Bill gives disabled students right to participate in graduation ceremonies

A bill allowing students with disabilities to participate in their high school graduation ceremony has passed both the Assembly and the Senate, and is now awaiting signature from the governor to become law. Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, the bill is part of an eleven-bill package dubbed the “Autism Action” […]