Cuomo to Propose Cost-Cutting Pension System

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will soon announce a proposal for a new, less generous pension system for future state, local and school employees that is designed to save taxpayers $93 billion over 30 years, according to two officials briefed on the plan.

Newsday - 5/16/11
The Associated press

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State Education Chief to Step Down

The New York state education commissioner, David M. Steiner, said Thursday that he would be resigning from his position in August.

NY Times - 4/7/11
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JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ

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New State Teacher Evaluations Hike Concern

Long Island's school teachers continue to have serious concerns about a new, state-mandated evaluation system that seeks to tie their success to that of their students, leaders of several teacher unions said Tuesday.

From Newsday - April 5, 2011
by JO NAPOLITANO AND JOIE TYRRELL.

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