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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

Boy doing homework (file/credit: CBS 2)

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

Child Taking Test (credit: clipart.com)

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

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As Expected

Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.

08/07/2013

Student at desk in classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Some Students Say New N.Y. Standardized Tests Live Up To The Hype

This week, students from third through eighth grade in New York have been taking the new Common Core standardized tests in both math and language arts.

04/18/2013

School Desk (file / credit: clipart.com)

Standardized Test Boycott Grows In New York

The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.

04/17/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addresses reporters in Brooklyn - April 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Chancellor Walcott Defends Harder State Standardized Tests

Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.

04/15/2013

Cover of "The Librarian Of Basra" (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Third Graders To Read Books About War As Part Of New Curriculum

Children as young as 8 years old could soon be reading books on bombings, weapons and war as part of a new curriculum approved by city and state education officials.

03/18/2013

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