The Citizens Budget Commission, a nonpartisan government watchdog organization, has sent a letter to the Legislature outlining recommendations regarding the governor’s proposed 2021 Executive Budget.
“This year’s budget is notable because it must close sizable budget gaps even though New York continues to benefit from a ten-year economic expansion,” wrote CBC President Andrew Rein.
The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge declared he would spend time behind bars for actions that undermined the public's faith in the college admissions process.
The University of Southern California will phase in free tuition for undergraduate students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, USC President Carol L. Folt announced Thursday. As part of the initiative, ownership of a home will not be counted in determining a student’s financial need to attend the Los Angeles private college with 20,500 undergraduates, where tuition and living expenses are above $77,000 annually.
The Majority Speaker has announced that the Assembly's State Fiscal Year 2020-21 proposed budget would build on his party’s commitment to supporting high quality, public education for all by investing in the State University of New York and City University of New York, rejecting tuition increases proposed in the governor’s budget, providing new funding for non-tuition expenses and investing in community colleges.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his tenth State of the State address, entitled “Making Progress Happen,” in Albany on Wednesday as state lawmakers returned to the capital for the beginning of the 2020 legislative session.
A bill introduced in late November by freshman Sen. Rachel May, D-Syracuse, would compel the state Commissioner of Education to make recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding the implementation of a climate change curriculum in state senior high schools.
The State Education Department has made progress in ensuring school districts across New York are protecting students from harassment and discrimination, according to a follow-up report released last week by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system's chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents' education and race, that using them for college admissions decision is unfair.
Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be only the second time teachers have walked out of the job in Little Rock history.