Voters in New York go to the polls on May 21st to approve new school budgets. The State School Boards Association finds that many school districts are living within the limits imposed by a property tax cap enacted two years ago.
The School Boards Association’s Tim Kremer says a survey of the state’s school districts finds that the vast majority are budgeting within the strictures of the tax cap, and as a result, 93% expect their budgets to be approved by voters.
Grand Central Terminal - better known as Grand Central Station - celebrates its centennial in 2013. The architectural splendor transformed Midtown Manhattan and gave people a reason to go to the east side of the island, which was not as developed back in the early 20th century.
New York NOW reveals a controversial painting that has been concealed inside the State Education Building for over a decade. Originally commissioned after the Civil War, this 18' x 30' mural, titled 'Centennial of America,' is a magnificent piece of work by French artist Adolphe Yvon. So why has it been covered up for all of these years? Watch the full program above.
Governor Cuomo’s education commission recommends extending the school day and school year, as well as all day pre kindergarten. But the governor says those ideas could be expensive.
Commission chair and former Citigroup executive Dick Parsons says school days and the school year should be longer, and children from disadvantaged backgrounds should begin their education with all day pre kindergarten.
Parson summed up the report’s underlying premise as: “Get them sooner, keep them longer and do more with them when you’ve got them.”