Education

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New York Governor Cuomo says in-person teaching is at risk if the coronavirus continues to spread in other states. At the same time, some small private schools want to be excluded from the state’s one-size-fits-all policy for reopening schools.

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The difference between public and private sector standards is to blame for the demise of Connecticut’s educational partnership with hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio. Governor Ned Lamont pulled the plug on the partnership on Tuesday, after disciplinary action against its newly hired CEO was leaked to the media.

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Governor Ned Lamont has disbanded Connecticut’s controversial public-private educational partnership with hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio. This comes after disciplinary action against its newly hired CEO was leaked to the media.

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New York has canceled the Regents exams scheduled for August.

Students are supposed to take five Regents exams to earn their diplomas, but the New York State Education Department has waived the Regents requirements in certain cases.

Students will only have to pass their courses, instead of completing the standardized high school tests of core subjects given every year.

If they fail, they’ll have to retake the course and pass it over the summer.

COVID-19 Could Change Special Education

Apr 28, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced school districts to use virtual teaching methods. And, special education providers have had to change how they administer therapies. Some specialists say that some of those changes may stay in place after the pandemic is over.

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