Governor Cuomo has proposed major changes to teacher evaluations in New York State. We want to let you know, from a teacher's perspective, the changes this law could bring to public schools -- and to our profession -- if it passes.
Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.
People are searching for a way to transform an economic system that benefits the few over the many. They are searching for fairness, opportunity, justice and real change. I believe that search can and should lead to the labor movement.
In the weeks since we launched NY.gov, governments around the world have asked how we did it. Here's a brief look at our approach to public digital design and what worked for us. We hope it's useful, and look forward to sharing more with governments across the nation and globe.
The publication of Time magazine's cover attacking teacher tenure also marked the one-year anniversary of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's infamous attack on New Jersey middle school teacher Melissa Tomlinson.
Conventional political wisdom has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo winning the Democratic primary and the November general election handily. The same wisdom has him badly damaged in New York and nationally. What gives?
Proclaiming a crusade to "Clean up Albany" (sigh, again) has always been a colorful campaign gimmick. But it won't make life better for 90 percent of our citizens. As New York's next governor, I will personally take the lead in correcting the injustices and inadequacy of the state's economy.
I am not only challenging New York's powerful sitting Governor, Andrew Cuomo, for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming September 9 primary. I am also betting that my major campaign promise -- to legalize marijuana in New York State is the wedge issue that will sweep me to victory.
As the nation celebrates our all-important workforce and mourns the loss of its workers today on on Workers Memorial Day, Governor Cuomo should permanently scrap his plan to repeal New York's Scaffold Law.
New York has distinguished itself through the creation of NY State of Health. The marketplace has excelled, despite a very tight timeframe, while other state marketplaces and the federally facilitated one faltered.
The legislation includes tighter contribution limits and beefed-up enforcement of New York's campaign finance laws. But its centerpiece is a "fair elections" program that would boost the clout of small-dollar campaign donors by supplementing their modest contributions with public matching funds.
Anne Schneider Costigan, deputy executive director of the Foundation of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, N.Y., has worked with children, teens and adults with disabilities for nearly thirty years.