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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

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Visits Albany

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Governor Pataki and legislative leaders Wednesday in his continuing quest to win control over the New York City school system. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Schools Ask State for More Money

Superintendents and school board members of the state's five largest schools came to Albany to lobby for money and more control for their school districts. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

North Country Consortium Puts Technology Into Schools and Libraries

Five years ago, with help from a federal grant, the North Country Consortium began installing new computers and Internet access in more than a dozen schools and libraries in Jefferson and Lewis counties. This year, the Consortium received the final portion of the million-dollar grant. As Jody Tosti reports, the money will provide training to help teachers and librarians make the most of the new technology.  Go to full article

NYS English and Math Regents Results

The news is mixed on the results of the Regents English and Math tests taken by New York's high school seniors.  Go to full article

Sandstoner Foundation Builds Scholarship Fund

Local high schools think big when it comes to scholarship funds--a report on the Sandstoner Foundation in Potsdam.  Go to full article

Keene Students Learn Piles About Composting

A trip to the compost pile. At Keene Central School, table scraps are part of the educational experience. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

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