Cuomo Charges Athletic Depts. Played Ball With Lenders

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is kicking his ongoing investigation into student loan providers up a notch, charging that top athletic departments across the country may have received kickbacks in exchange for promoting certain lenders. “Students trust their University’s athletic departments because so much of campus life at Division I schools centers around supporting the home [&hellip
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Shalom NYC!

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Education, Posts

The founder of a new public school that teaches Hebrew in Hollywood, Florida, is planning to bring his controversial idea to New York City. Former congressman Peter Deutsch (pictured) says that demand for space at the Ben Gamla Charter School, which opens at the end of August, has been much stronger than he expected, with [&hellip
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Report: ‘Equity’ Lawsuits Don’t Work

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

A report released today makes the argument that financial equity education lawsuits, like that which was brought by the Campaign for Fiscal Equity a few years back, argues that while such lawsuits might provide short-term school funding boosts it usually only means long-term tax increases. "Lawsuits may be able to build schools, but they haven’t [&hellip
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Avella: Equal Display Rights For Jesus

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

Yesterday, Queens City Councilman Tony Avella (pictured) called on the Department of Education to allow public schools to display a nativity scene during the holiday season. Avella noted that current DOE  policy allows for the display of a Jewish Menorah and an Islamic Star and Crescent during the winter holiday season so long as they [&hellip
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Public School Math…Wait, What?

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

If you have school age children, you really should know just what they’re being taught in the classroom. The video below examines the "constructivist" math curriculum that has invaded public schools across the country, including New York City. "Everyday Math," around which much of the video centers, is the preferred math program of the City’s [&hellip
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Columbia, Forward Ho!

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

On Monday, a motley group of West Harlem locals, including residents, clergy, students and Community Board 9 members, gathered outside the City Planning Commission (CPC) to call for a postponement of Columbia University’s Manhattanville re-zoning application. However, their efforts were in vain, as the application was approved later that afternoon, launching the official public review [&hellip
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Playgrounds For All

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

As it gets hotter and hotter (well, theoretically), everybody has parks and playgrounds on the brain. First, we learned that 69 public-school playgrounds around the city will open to the public for the summer starting July 1. And now Out2Play, a nonprofit group devoted to building playgrounds at NYC public schools, will open four new [&hellip
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City Colleges Go Green & Spend Green

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Mayor Bloomberg has convinced some of the city’s big-name colleges and universities to participate in his Big Apple sustainability plan by reducing carbon emissions over the next decade. Fordham University, Columbia University and Pratt Institute are among the forward-thinking institutions, according to the New York Post, and the specifics should be announced by Bloomy tomorrow. [&hellip
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