A new law will allow for a brief moment of silence in public schools across the state at the beginning of the school day every September 11th — “to encourage dialogue and education in the classroom, and to ensure future generations have an understanding of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and their place in history.”
The nearly 2.7 million students in New York State public and charter schools were collectively involved in more than 32,000 violent and disruptive incidents in the 2017-18 school year — including assaults, bomb threats and sexual offenses — according to a report released this month by the state comptroller.
Early next month, New York school districts will be permitted to install stop-arm cameras on school buses in order to catch drivers who illegally pass stopped buses and endanger the lives of New York students.
New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has announced that she will resign at the end of August.
The state's first woman education commissioner, Elia submitted an unexpected resignation letter to the Board of Regents on Monday morning.