State Board Of Regents Chancellor Pushes To Extend Deadline For Teacher EvaluationsA top New York education official says the state's deadline for new teacher evaluation plans is unrealistic and is directing the Education Department to give districts more time.
New York State Board Of Regents Deems Cheerleading A SportNew York state education officials voted Tuesday to recognize competitive cheerleading as an interscholastic sport, in an effort to improve safety and coaching standards.
Panel Issues Report On Rollout Of Common Core In New YorkA panel of New York education policy makers is recommending protections for teachers whose students don't perform well on state assessments aligned with the new Common Core Learning Standards.
NYS Regents Board Trims Test Times For Math, EnglishThe state Board of Regents approved a plan to trim down the time allotted for the math exam by 20 minutes and the English assessment by 10 minutes.
New York To Reduce Standardized TestingSome standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents, citing "a variety of pressures'' that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers and parents.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Denies Claim That NYC Warehouses StudentsThe Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents says thousands of students are now "warehoused" due to New York City's policy of shutting failing schools.
Mayor Bloomberg Raises Funds To Reinstate Regents ExamThe tests that allow as many as 5,000 New York City students to graduate in January were canceled this year because of the state budget deficit.
Advocates Contend Students Not Being Taught History Of WTC Attacks With Saturday marking the 18th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, some are voicing concern at the lack of a formalized educational program on the history of 9/11.
Higher Math Standard Planned For NY KindergartensThe state Board of Regents has approved changes in the statewide curriculum and testing to enforce the requirements, which include the higher standard for math in kindergarten and first grade.