Tag: education

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

Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal
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Gov. Cuomo’s budget proposal

  On Tuesday evening at the state Capitol, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2017-2018 Executive Budget, which for the seventh consecutive year, would hold spending growth below 2 percent. Highlights of the proposed budget, which must be adopted by March 31, include: State Operating Funds spending is $98.06 billion […]