N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King Jr. To Step Down, Head To WashingtonJohn 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.
NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won't Be Held Back Over Test Scores AloneChancellor 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.
NY Students Begin 3-Day Common Core English AssessmentsStudents 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.
Cuomo Reacts To Teacher's Union Lawsuit, Says State Has Most Expensive Education System In America
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.
Elementary, Middle School Students To Face Fewer Trick Questions On Standardized NY ExamsStarting next spring, redesigned tests designed by a new company will be offered to students in the third to eighth grades.

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