Sunday, August 3, 2014

8-3-14 Perdido Street School

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Cuomo's Former Aide, Larry Schwartz, To "Voluntarily" Meet With Federal Prosecutors
Another day, another Moreland leak:Larry Schwartz, the highest-ranking aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has agreed to voluntarily meet with federal prosecutors this month as their investigation into the disbanding of an anticorruption commission intensifies, a person familiar with the matter said.Mr. Schwartz agreed to meet with prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office last week, t

Common Core Proponents Change Bar For Success
Remember when Common Core proponents used to brag about having 45 states and D.C. on the Common Core bandwagon?Now they say they'd be happy with far fewer states using CCSS and the CCSS tests:“The politics have reached the point where they’re getting in the way of actually implementing” the standards, says Andrew Rotherham, cofounder of Bellwether Education Partners, an education research and poli

It Is Time To Revisit Cuomo's Charter School Budget Giveaway
Last legislative session, Governor Cuomo engineered a budget giveaway to his charter school campaign donors, forcing New York City to either co-locate future charter schools in public school buildings or pick up the tab for future charter schools on private property.The charter school giveaway is expected to cost the city as much as $40 million dollars.But Gotham Schools reports that a loophole in

8-2-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekCuomo Has His Own Bridge ScandalHey, what do you know - another link between Christie and Cuomo.They both have a bridge scandal: ALBANY—State investigators are looking into the controversial Tappan Zee Bridge loan and whether a board controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo violated state laws when it approved the money.The state Authorities Budget Offic