Author: JAMES GORMLEY, Gazette editor

Report blames Scaffold Law for high costs and slow progress on infrastructure improvements
Policy

Report blames Scaffold Law for high costs and slow progress on infrastructure improvements

A regulatory reform coalition that works to “simplify bureaucratic structures” unveiled a paper today that portrays New York’s “Scaffold Law” as outdated, costly and as an impediment to infrastructure improvements. “For too long, New Yorkers have lived with the unintended consequences of New York’s Labor Law §240, a 19th-century statute […]

NYSUT, UFT file lawsuit to overturn new “watered down” charter school teaching requirements
Policy

NYSUT, UFT file lawsuit to overturn new “watered down” charter school teaching requirements

The state’s largest teachers unions are suing to block the SUNY Charter Schools Committee from implementing what the unions call “illegal” regulations they say will “undermine the teaching profession by allowing unqualified teachers” to work in some charter schools. The suit filed by the New York State United Teachers and […]

SUNY Charter Schools Committee approves alternative requirements for teachers
Policy

SUNY Charter Schools Committee approves alternative requirements for teachers

The SUNY Charter Schools Committee on Wednesday approved a controversial plan that could allow certain charter schools to bypass state teacher certification criteria. The move, approved 4-1 by the committee, allows high-performing charter schools authorized by SUNY to create independent criteria for teacher certification, removing the requirement of a bachelor’s […]