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Cheerleaders from Clarkstown North High School (credit: CBS 2)

New York State Board Of Regents Deems Cheerleading A Sport

New York state education officials voted Tuesday to recognize competitive cheerleading as an interscholastic sport, in an effort to improve safety and coaching standards.

04/29/2014

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Panel Issues Report On Rollout Of Common Core In New York

A 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.

02/10/2014

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NYS Regents Board Trims Test Times For Math, English

The 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.

11/19/2013

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: CBS 2)

New York To Reduce Standardized Testing

Some 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.

10/25/2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Denies Claim That NYC Warehouses Students

The 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.

11/09/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott announce that January regents exams will take place, thanks to private donor funding. (credit: Spencer T. Tucker/Flickr)

Mayor Bloomberg Raises Funds To Reinstate Regents Exam

The 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.

08/03/2011

Visitors view the former World Trade Center site through a fence as a U.S. flag flies July 17, 2003 (File Photo:Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

02/26/2011

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Higher Math Standard Planned For NY Kindergartens

The 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.

01/12/2011