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LI School Stands Firm On Decision To Cancel Kindergarten Show Despite Protest From Parents

Some parents believe the year-end kindergarten show at the Harley Avenue Elementary School was canceled by the district as part of a Common Core curriculum protest.

04/28/2014

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The No Child Left Behind Act

Reinvigorated by President Obama in 2010, No Child Left Behind represents an auspicious goal requiring a long trajectory, ultimately leading to a stronger, more competitive and better educated America. As promising as this all sounds, for most parents the seminal question is simply, “What does this mean for my child?”

03/05/2014

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Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.

02/04/2014

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Parents Complain Common Core Curriculum Assignments Are Too Challenging

There’s growing criticism about what’s being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.

10/21/2013

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Previously Canceled Common Core Public Forums To Be Rescheduled

New York State Department of Education Commissioner John King, Jr. canceled the meetings following what he called “disruptions caused by the special interests” during the first meeting in Poughkeepsie.

10/16/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NY Education Officials Banking On ‘Incremental Progress’ On Standardized Test Scores

City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.

08/08/2013