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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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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

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.

08/27/2014

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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

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.

08/27/2014

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Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor Stepping Down

Connecticut’s Education Commissioner is stepping down and Gov. Malloy has chosen Stefan Pryor as the new education commissioner.

08/19/2014

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Majority Of NYC Students Not On Track To Graduate Despite Progress In Test Scores

State education officials on Thursday released results of English and math tests given to students in grades 3 through 8 in April.

08/14/2014

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NY Teachers’ Union Staying Out Of Governor’s Race

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.

08/14/2014

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Wayne, N.J. School District To Eliminate Midterms, Finals

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.

06/16/2014

New York Education Commissioner John King speaks on May 28, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

NY Education Commissioner Rallies For Support Of Common Core Curriculum

The Common Core Learning Standards have been adopted by most states. They emphasize critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing.

05/28/2014

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

Nearly 2 Dozen School Board Candidates Against Common Core Elected Into Office On LI

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.

05/27/2014

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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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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

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