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Common Core Math, English Proficiency Up Slightly In NYC, Statewide

The state’s third- through eighth-graders – as well as those specifically of New York City – did slightly better on Common Core-aligned math and English assessments than last year.

08/12/2015

Gov. Chris Christie in Belmar on Friday, May 29. (Credit: CBS2)

Christie: Reversal On Common Core Had Nothing To Do With Political Ambitions

The Common Core controversy in New Jersey has now taken on a political tone.

05/29/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting on April 15, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Calls For End To Common Core In New Jersey

The likely Republican presidential contender says in remarks for a speech Thursday afternoon at Burlington County College that the national standards have brought confusion and frustration to parents and classrooms.

05/28/2015

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Long Island High School Principal Quits Over Common Core Reforms

A Long Island high school principal is taking her fight against Common Core standards to a new level.

05/11/2015

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NY State Students Begin Math Portion Of Common Core Exams

After seeing thousands of students sit out New York’s statewide English assessments last week, school districts are beginning three days of math testing.

04/22/2015

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Report: Thousands Of Students Opted-Out Of Standardized Tests

Amid the controversy over Common Core-aligned tests for public school students, one thing is clear: the opt-out movement is growing.

04/15/2015

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Parents, Schools Locked In Battle Over Those Opting Out Of Standardized Tests

As thousands of public school students prepare to take standardized tests Tuesday, many parents have decided to have their children “opt out” of the exams.

04/14/2015

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Fallout From Common Core Testing Opt-Outs Unclear

Mahopac Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan said he’s walking a fine line between following the state’s rules and respecting the concerns of parents.

04/13/2015

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NY Teachers’ Unions Urge Parents To Opt Children Out Of Common Core Tests

Meanwhile, some superintendents have warned that if too many students opt out, districts will lose state funding.

04/11/2015

Students and parents practice the PARCC test in Verona, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Official: School Superintendents Blindsided By PARCC Social Media Monitoring

The New Jersey Education Department says it will do a review to make sure that students’ privacy is not compromised by Pearson, the standardized testing firm monitoring social media.

03/19/2015

Students and parents practice the PARCC test in Verona, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Report: Education Company Monitoring Social Media Accounts Of Common Core Test Takers

A spokesperson for the testing company, Pearson, confirmed to The Washington Post that it will alert states when it finds test questions being posted publicly to the Internet, saying security maintains fairness for students as well as the integrity of the results.

03/15/2015

Parents rally against Common Core standardized testing in Patchogue, Long Island on Tuesday, March 10. (Credit: CBS2)

Parents, Educators Rally Against New York State Common Core Plan

Outraged parents around New York state voiced their discontent with the state’s Common Core standardized testing program Tuesday.

03/10/2015

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Cuomo Vetoes His Own Bill On Teacher Evaluations

New York’s largest teachers union accused Cuomo of reneging on an agreement that he announced in June.

12/30/2014

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Most New York Teachers Rated ‘Effective’ Despite Poor Student Test Scores

Nine out of 10 New York City school teachers were rated effective or highly effective in the first year of state-mandated evaluations.

12/16/2014

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

08/27/2014

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