NYC opt-out numbers soar in AY 2014-15

NYC opt-out numbers soar in AY 2014-15

April 14-16, 2015 marked the administration days for the ELA state test in New York. This year about three times as many students “opted-out” of the New York State Common Core test in the middle school I work in than last year. State-wide the numbers soared even more, most notably West Seneca, a school district near Buffalo …

One of the largest human services agencies in US – FEGS, dissolves

One of the largest human services agencies in US – FEGS, dissolves

There are organizations that have become synonymous with certain public services: YMCA– we think of recreation and fitness for the local community. Big Brother/Big Sisters– an image of an effective youth-mentoring model comes to mind. NYANA-New York Association for New American- established in 1949 to assist Jewish refugees mainly from Eastern European countries ( when …