The commissioner confirmed yesterday afternoon at the Network Team training in Albany that the state had accepted the donation to provide the January Regents exams. He also stated that not every exam may be given and that APDA will go into overdrive to make decisions about which exams will be given and to prepare the exams.
Eric Blask Director of Mathematics Greece Central Schools (585)-966-2437
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On Aug 4, 2011, at 11:26 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > There is an article that speaks about the 1.5 million dollars in donations that Bloomberg "raised" in order to reinstate the January Regents. I think it was self-service. Imagine what the drop-out rate would go to if the January Regents were eliminated! > > http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/144276/january-regents-exams-saved-by-private-fundraising > > Tzippy > > > -----Original Message----- > From: eleanorevo <email@example.com> > To: nyshsmath <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 9:54 am > Subject: Re: News Alert: Bloomberg Investing $30 Million of His Money in Program to Aid Minority Youth > > I doubt whether the state would "allow" a designated gift for anything, even something as important as education. Seems that would open a whole can of worms. I know our local school board has to approve of any donation, even $100 for library books. > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Roberta M. Eisenberg <email@example.com> > To: nyshsmath <firstname.lastname@example.org>; nyselmath <email@example.com>; nysmsmath <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 5:39 am > Subject: Fwd: News Alert: Bloomberg Investing $30 Million of His Money in Program to Aid Minority Youth > > Someone earlier was wondering whether he had gotten $ for Jan Regents. This article, while interesting, does not mention Regents. > > Bobbi E > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: "NYTimes.com News Alert" <email@example.com> >> Date: August 3, 2011 9:06:17 PM EDT >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Subject: News Alert: Bloomberg Investing $30 Million of His Money in Program to Aid Minority Youth >> Reply-To: email@example.com >> >> Breaking News Alert >> The New York Times >> Wednesday, August 3, 2011 -- 9:03 PM EDT >> ----- >> >> Bloomberg Investing $30 Million of His Money in Program to Aid Minority Youth >> >> The administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a blunt acknowledgment that thousands of young black and Latino men are cut off from New York?s civic, educational and economic life, plans to spend nearly $130 million on far-reaching measures to improve their circumstances. >> >> The program, the most ambitious policy push of Mr. Bloomberg?s third term, would overhaul how the government interacts with a population of about 315,000 New Yorkers who are disproportionately undereducated, incarcerated and unemployed. >> >> To pay for the endeavor in a time of fiscal austerity, the city is relying on an unusual source: Mr. Bloomberg himself, who intends to use his personal fortune to finance about a quarter of the cost, city officials said. >> >> Read More: >> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/nyregion/new-york-plan-will-aim-to-lift-minority-youth.html?emc=na >> >> About This E-Mail >> You received this message because you are signed up to receive breaking news alerts from NYTimes.com. >> >> To unsubscribe, change your e-mail address or to sign up for daily headlines or other newsletters, go to: >> http://www.nytimes.com/email >> >> NYTimes.com >> 620 Eighth Ave. >> New York, NY 10018 >> >> Copyright 2011 The New York Times Company >> >