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Long Island Newsday Escalates the War on Teachers and Schools

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/long-island-newsday-escal_b_3366244.html   The headline in a recent Newsday article was “36 confirmed cases of LI schools cheating on state tests over past decade.” According to the report, “Three dozen complaints of cheating on state tests in Long Island schools have been substantiated by investigators during the past decade.”   It seems that between academic year 2002-03 and 2011-12 the New York State Department of Education investigated 60 complaints and substantiated 36, or 60%.   Long Island had more than 446,400 public students enrolled in 2012-13. Over the course of 10 years that is…read more

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School Budgets Pass, Students Continue to Lose

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/school-budget-cuts_b_1545883.html   The New York Times reported that school budgets in New York State were overwhelmingly approved this May. But the headline, “New York School Budgets Were Approved At A High Rate,” was misleading. That is because districts were forced to make severe cuts in educational services by the Cuomo administration before submitting budgets to voters for approval. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/nyregion/99-percent-of-ny-school-budgets-meeting-tax-cap-pass.html This year was the first year that school districts had to limit costs and with them property tax increases to 2%. Ninety-two percent of the districts kept within this guideline either…read more

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A mini LNG film festival: Spectacular anti-LNG videos

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More videos on: On the Wilder Side From: On the Wilder Side “Here in Long Island, there have been LNG projects proposed for Eastern Suffolk/The Long Island Sound and for Nassau County/Long Beach area. The Eastern Suffolk project, called Broadwater, had a recent setback in court. In Nassau County, environmentalists and activists are still having to get the message out to the public (and for the Environmental Impact Statement/EIS) that a liquefied natural gas project off the coast is dangerous and not worth it. In Nassau, some have dubbed the project…read more

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