We hope everyone had a great week. Here’s what you may have missed this week in education.
“Doing less with less” was part of the message for local and state leaders at a forum at the Rockefeller Institute of Government Public Policy in Albany. The topic of discussion? Unfunded mandates and how they affect local governments
A new report from the Statewide School Finance Consortium claims the school-funding formula New York set up to resolve a longstanding lawsuit over education equity has been “inequitable, unfair, unreliable and fiscally unsustainable from its inception.”
As Education Speaks has been telling you, districts are facing a mid-January deadline on teacher, principal evaluations. Here’s the latest. But changes and refining could be needed to the evaluation system says the American Enterprise Institute Report
Meanwhile, NYSUT president Richard Iannuzzi told WCNY radio the teachers union plans to challenge the tax levy cap in court. Governor Cuomo released a report late last week detailing the success of the tax cap in its first year. Where do you come down on this issue? Let us know in the comment section below.
Were you one of the 40 million people who watched the debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on Wednesday night? Well if you were, you heard a lot of discussion about education - specifically the future of it.
October is Bullying Awareness Month and many districts across the state are getting in the act and taking a stand against bullying. Check out what Elmira-area students learned this week to prevent bullying. And while bullying prevention has gained momentum, there is still a long way to go according to Rocío Inclán of EdVoices.
Finally we pose this question to our readers: Are you worried that your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Well, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, they’re schoolwork may soon depend on it, as he called for the nation to move as fast as possible away from printed textbooks and toward digital ones.
If you came across an article you found interesting, post it in our comments section below. Enjoy the long weekend!