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

N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King Jr. To Step Down, Head To Washington

John King Jr. will step down at the end of the year as the New York state education commissioner, for a post in the Obama administration.


New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won’t Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone

Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City’s school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.


FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

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.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Reacts To Teacher’s Union Lawsuit, Says State Has Most Expensive Education System In America

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s largest teachers union and several parents sued Wednesday to overturn the state’s property tax cap as unconstitutional, contending it widens the gap between rich and poor districts and interferes […]


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

NYC Parents File Suit Against State For Withholding Millions In Education Funding

The suit names Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Education Commissioner John King Jr. It was filed Tuesday in Manhattan on behalf of two dozen parents and students.


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Elementary, Middle School Students To Face Fewer Trick Questions On Standardized NY Exams

Starting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.