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NYC Parents, Teachers Hold Protests Against Common Core Exams

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.

04/11/2014

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

Parents, Teachers Rally Against Common Core Tests In Brooklyn

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.

04/04/2014

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NY Students Begin 3-Day Common Core English Assessments

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.

04/01/2014

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

New York State Students Set To Begin Common Core Testing

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.

03/31/2014

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Some NYC, L.I. Parents Say Their Kids Are Opting Out Of Common Core Tests

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.

03/27/2014

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Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State Budget

New York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.

03/26/2014

New York City Classroom (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

State Panel Issues Common Core Recommendations

Big changes could be coming to New York’s highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.

03/11/2014

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Regents Board May Ease Common Core Requirements

State Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch say Tuesday they remain committed to Common Core. “We will not move away from our push for higher standards,” Tisch said.

02/11/2014

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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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L.I. Lawmaker Announces Proposals To Adjust Common Core Testing

State Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan (R-East Northport) said there needs to be legitimate debate about the quantity and quality of exams.

12/12/2013

FILE - A NYC classroom. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Parents Opposed To Common Core Stage Nationwide Protest

Common Core requires students to think more critically about concepts rather than just understand how to get a correct answer. Opponents of the program say Common Core is too rigid.

11/18/2013

Parents and teachers protest against the Common Core academic standards on Nov. 13, 2013, outside Mineola High School (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Emotions High At Common Core Forums On Long Island

About 800 people packed into the Mineola High School auditorium in Garden City Park on Wednesday night to give Commissioner John King Jr. an earful.

11/13/2013

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

State PTA President: Delay Common Core Testing

State PTA President Lana Ajemian announced the group is launching a campaign called “Hear Our Voice,” which aims to convince the state to halt Common Core testing for at least one year.

11/12/2013

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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

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