Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
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.
American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Connecticut’s Education Commissioner is stepping down and Gov. Malloy has chosen Stefan Pryor as the new education commissioner.
State education officials on Thursday released results of English and math tests given to students in grades 3 through 8 in April.
The union says Thursday it won’t endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his liberal primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, Green Party hopeful Howie Hawkins or Republican Rob Astorino.
Midterms and finals are being done away with and replaced with a new form of testing at one New Jersey high school, in a drastic measure driven by the Common Core curriculum.
The Common Core Learning Standards have been adopted by most states. They emphasize critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing.
Mary Calamia, a clinical social worker, said she’s not surprised voters on Long Island wanted their voices heard and elected candidates who are in favor of opting out of the Common Core testing.
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.
P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side was just one of 31 schools that held protests against the English Language Art exam that many say was riddled with ambiguous and secretive questions.
The protest was held outside P.S. 321 in Park Slope after hundreds of third, fourth and fifth grade students took the English language arts assessments this week.
Students in grades 3 through 8 started on the tests on Tuesday. They’ll begin with the English language arts assessments and spend a little under 1 1/2 hours a day for three consecutive days, finishing Thursday.
Elementary and middle school students in New York state will begin taking the controversial Common Core exams Tuesday, but some parents — including Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino — are having their children opt out.
Parents from several schools gathered in Harlem on Thursday to announce they are opting into a plan to opt out of Common Core tests for their children.