What About Fair Play?

What About Fair Play?

Common Core and rule change in the middle of the game Part 4 of a 4 Part Series BY CHERYL SLAVIN Imagine yourself deeply engrossed in the longest game of Monopoly in your life, busily buying and selling properties with all the élan of the most distinguished real estate tycoons when suddenly at your door […]

Connecting the Dots: Common Core, Race to the Top Money and Students’ Privacy

Connecting the Dots: Common Core, Race to the Top Money and Students’ Privacy

Part 3 of a 4 part series BY CHERYL SLAVIN As the New York State Department of Education continues to develop the technological infrastructure necessary to support the application of Common Core Standards, many parents and educators have grown increasingly concerned about the impact these new technologies will have upon their students’ educational privacy. A […]

The Year that Was – Rockland County 2013

The Year that Was – Rockland County 2013

The Five Biggest Rockland Stories of 2013  BY DYLAN SKRILOFF 5) Orangetown election — An election decided by two votes and at the whim of judicial decisions is not something you see too often. Following election night 2013, Walter Wettje (R) held a 36 vote lead over incumbent Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart (D), leading to […]

Following the Money Trail: Who Profits From the Implementation of Common Core State Standards?

Following the Money Trail: Who Profits From the Implementation of Common Core State Standards?

Part 2 of a 4 Part Series BY CHERYL SLAVIN One of the most vociferous objections to the Common Core State Standards to date has been the perception of Common Core implementation as a “top-down,” thinly veiled attempt by the federal government to control nationwide educational policy. Less obvious, but perhaps ultimately more substantial, lurks […]

Hasson’s Revenge

Hasson’s Revenge

The inevitable has happened. Janet Hasson and the Journal News have gained revenge against the Rockland County Times and editor-in-chief Dylan Skriloff for the weekly community paper’s award-winning coverage of the daily newspaper’s infamous gun map debacle last winter. Journal News publisher Hasson and her editors revealed on Friday, October 4-Skriloff’s 34th birthday-that the Rockland […]