Despite withholding 20 percent of state aid allocations to public schools, New York's education spending per pupil would still be “the highest per-pupil expenditure in the world” if the state were a country, the Empire Center says.
SUNY has launched a system-wide COVID-19 case tracker dashboard, providing real time, up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, testing, and quarantine and isolation space availability across SUNY's 64 colleges and universities to more efficiently monitor, respond to, and contain the virus.
Two-thirds of New Yorkers want colleges to deliver remote education and 86 percent are concerned about a large outbreak of COVID19 in the fall, while just over half believe the worst of the pandemic is yet to come. Majorities say they still aren’t comfortable dining indoors, or going to the gym, bowling alleys or bars.
After being shuttered for a month, an online fundraising effort is underway to support a suburban Buffalo business forced to close its doors on allegations the owner violated the governor’s orders amid the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan.
A second caution area is emerging in New York as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that enhanced COVID-19 testing teams will be sent to Oneonta.
It comes less than a day after SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras ordered the state college in the southern upstate town to switch to online-only instruction for the next two weeks.
Record low positivity rates for the COVID-19 virus have been recorded for New York state, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that lower risk school sports will be allowed to open in all of the state’s regions in September.
New York state recorded a record number of COVID-19 test results Friday, lowest hospitalizations since March 17. On Saturday, the governor reaffirmed schools may open and set forth a path for bowling alleys and NYC cultural institutions to safely reopen this month. He also renewed his criticism of the federal response to the pandemic, calling it a “total disgrace.”
A recent settlement agreement reached with New York’s Steuben County, located south of Rochester, has established one of the strongest policies in the nation protecting the rights of transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and intersex people in police custody.