New York State

Rise & Shine: How does the city decide which struggling ‘Renewal’ schools to close?

<b>CLOSURES AHEAD</b> As education officials plan to close more struggling schools in the city’s flagship turnaround program, here’s what you can expect …

Education

As New York City prepares to close more struggling ‘Renewal’ schools, here’s what we know about ones they’ve shuttered before

In the coming days, struggling schools in the city’s “Renewal” improvement program will learn whether they get more time to mount a comeback — or …

Education

New York City is placing students with disabilities in mainstream classes. But do they actually feel included?

Terell Richards languished at the public middle school in Queens for students with severe disabilities that he attended a few years ago.<p>It wasn’t …

Education

Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

<b>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —</b> Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes.<p>The …

Buffalo

Lump of coal for New York City as Governor Andrew Cuomo hands out economic development grants

Big Apple second from bottom as upstate and Long Island win big economic-development funding<p>New York City may be the state's economic engine, but …

Andrew Cuomo

Rise & Shine: Ahead of budget season, New York pol warily eyes Washington

<b>BUDGET PREVIEW</b> State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie previewed the upcoming budget season Tuesday during a talk with the city teacher’s union, where he …

Education

Judge: New York can widen snowmobile trails in Adirondack Mountains

What is a tree? That question was raised during a lawsuit over snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Mountains. The environmental group Protect the …

Buffalo

Western New York awarded $68.8 million for economic development projects

Western New York was awarded $68.8 million in the latest round of state funding for economic development projects.<p>Its total ranked sixth highest …

Andrew Cuomo

What voters really mean when they say they support marijuana legalization

The proportion of Americans who express support for marijuana legalization in opinion polls has risen sharply over the past decade from the low 30s to as high as 60 percent. But a new poll shows that what Americans who support “marijuana legalization” actually want is more nuanced than it might …

Cannabis

Rise & Shine: Students with disabilities will no longer need to pass Regents exams to earn a diploma

<b>GETTING TO GRADUATION</b> Students with disabilities will soon be able to earn an alternative diploma without passing any Regents exams, a major change …

Education

New York eases graduation requirements for students with disabilities

In a significant change to New York’s graduation requirements, students with disabilities will soon be able to earn an alternative diploma without …

Education

As budget talks begin, top New York lawmaker eyes cuts from Washington

It’s Washington politics — not Albany’s — that are keeping state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie up at night as he girds himself for New York’s coming …

Education

Post-Sand Hook Measures Aren't Responsible For Dropping Crime Rates

I still remember the absolute horror of watching the news when the story broke of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I was sitting there, …

Gun Control

LIVE STREAM: Explosion reported in NYC

<b>NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) —</b> An explosion was reported near the NYC Port Authority bus terminal.<p><b>APP USERS | Tap here to watch live coverage.</b><p>Advertisement

Buffalo

Rich PTA, poor PTA: New York City lawmaker wants to track school fundraising

New York City is home to some of the richest PTAs in the country, while other schools struggle to even recruit parent volunteers.<p>To better understand …

Education

New York policymakers call for $1.6B hike in school funding, as fiscal uncertainties loom

New York’s top education policymakers asked for a 6 percent hike in school funding Monday — a less ambitious request than last year, which reflects …

Education

Rise & Shine: New York City school budgets could take a hit under the Republican tax bill, advocates say

<b>FOLLOW THE MONEY</b> With the state already facing a $4.4 billion budget gap, the Republican tax plan could tear into New York City school budgets. …

Education

Just as Lower East Side integration plan takes off, superintendent who helped craft it steps down

The longtime superintendent of the Manhattan community district where parents pushed for a plan to desegregate the local schools is stepping down …

Education

New York directs more funding to sexual assault victims organizations

The state of New York is taking a hard stance against sexual assault by devoting more money to the agencies working on the front lines. And since …

Buffalo

Boasting Buffalo: Joseph DiLeo, CEO of MassMutual New York State

Joseph DiLeo oversees MassMutual New York State, which offers insurance, investments and financial planning services.

Buffalo

Rise & Shine: New York City sent only 41 unassigned teachers to schools

<b>ABSENT TEACHER RESERVE</b> New York City placed 41 teachers from the Absent Teacher Reserve into vacancies, after city officials announced they would …

Education

New York City sent just 41 unassigned teachers to schools, despite predicting up to 400 placements

After announcing a plan to place up to 400 teachers without permanent jobs in schools with openings this fall — potentially over principals’ …

Education

Rise & Shine: How Eva Moskowitz is remaking public education as we know it

<b>THE LONG GAME</b> Eva Moskowitz has created a remarkably successful, alternative school system within New York City that she hopes will grow to include …

Education

Here’s how the Republican tax plan could threaten New York’s education funding

Republican lawmakers in Washington appear poised to approve sweeping tax legislation, which New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dubbed an “economic …

Education

Planned Catskills casino has 1,400 jobs to fill

A Catskills casino opening in March is looking to fill about 1,400 positions.<p>Resorts World Catskills in Monticello will be the fourth casino to open …

Business

To help students with disabilities transition to adulthood, New York City is opening new resource hubs in every borough

For typical students, planning for life after high school is daunting — a blur of guidance counselors, college applications, or maybe a search for …

Education

New York’s free-college program comes with a big catch: Students who fall off track risk losing their scholarships

With thousands of college students about to finish their first semester under New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship Program, advocates, critics and …

Education

‘Be bold’: Advocates, lawmakers call on New York City to go further on school integration

As New York City tries to increase the racial and socioeconomic diversity of its schools, it must do more to make sure every school is welcoming to …

Education

New York City must move faster to combat school segregation, lawmakers say

<i>Ahead of a city council hearing Thursday where lawmakers are set to grill the de Blasio administration on its plan to boost school diversity, a trio</i> …

Education

Rise & Shine: New York City is expanding its integration program

<b>SCHOOL INTEGRATION</b> New York City is expanding its integration program, bringing the total number of participating schools to 42. Chalkbeat<p><b>MIND THE …

Education