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Superintendents to Colleges: Disregard Physics Regents Score

School superintendents across the state are sending letters with their students' College applications, asking admissions officers to ignore a test result. Jody Tosti has more on the story.  Go to full article

NY Education Dept Refuses to Include Questions about Bullying on Student Survey

A group called Dignity for All Students Coalition wants the state education department to ask students about instances of bullying. But Education Commissioner Richard Mills is refusing to include the questions in a survey distributed to school districts. Karen Dewitt has details.  Go to full article

Gubernatorial Candidates Tout Support for Education

Education has become the pivotal issue in the New York state governor's race. Governor Pataki, a Republican, and his Democratic rival Carl McCall, have both launched new TV ads touting their support for education. Karen Dewitt takes a look at some of the candidate's stands on this issue.  Go to full article

Commentary: Parent-School Partnerships

As school gets underway this week, children will bring home notes asking parents to form a partnership with the schools. As reasonable and natural as that may sound, commentator Jill Vaughan says there are barriers to a successful alliance.  Go to full article

Commentary: Parent-School Partnerships

As school gets underway this week, children will bring home notes asking parents to form a partnership with the schools. As reasonable and natural as that may sound, commentator Jill Vaughan says there are barriers to a successful alliance.  Go to full article

Local College Enrollment Up

The North Country's colleges and universities are welcoming a near record number of new students to their campuses this year. That's good news for tight budgets. But as David Sommerstein reports, schools have different ways of dealing with the influx of students.  Go to full article

Middle School Test Scores: Good News, Bad News

The latest 4th and 8th grade test scores from the state Education Department show that learning in New York's middle schools continues to be a problem. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY School Aid Funding Ruled Constitutional

Governor Pataki and the state legislature do not have to restructure the state school aid formula now that an appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling and declared that the current system of funding is indeed constitutional. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Lobbies Lawmakers to Take Control of City's Schools

A fight has erupted in the New York state legislature over the issue of giving mayors more control over schools in their cities. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking approval to take charge of his city's schools, and any agreement could lay the groundwork for mayors of several other cities across New York to win control of school districts in their cities. But first, an argument between the Assembly and Senate must be resolved. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Budget Too Late to Help Schools?

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are struggling to reach a budget settlement nearly a month after the deadline, but school districts in the state say it may already be too late to help them. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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