Political newcomer Elise Stefanik has won the battle for the Republican Party's slot on the November ballot in New York's 21st Congressional district, a key step in the race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens in the massive district.
Residents of Greenwich, New York are keeping their village. By a vote of 281 to 203, residents voted down a measure that would have dissolved the village. The Village of Greenwich is located in New York's Washington County.
Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say the number falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as universal pre-K.
In the final days of the New York legislative session, which ended last week in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached an agreement on a two-year delay in the teacher assessments to be based on the Common Core testing. It was just one of the education issues state leaders dealt with this year, or left on their table for another day. For a look back at how education fared in Albany this year, we spoke with Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association, who commented on the teacher evaluation delay.
Government reform groups are beginning their push early to convince voters to reject an amendment on redistricting on the state’s November ballot. They say it’s a sham that does not offer the changes that it promises.