Developer Says Lab-Created Diamonds Are Like Real Thing, But CheaperConsumers can now save thousands of dollars on diamonds, with a technological breakthrough that allows them to be created in a lab.
NYC Ordered To Hire More High School LibrariansNew York City has been ordered to provide high schools with enough librarians to meet state regulations.
Report: State Appointing Fiscal Monitor For East Ramapo SchoolsGov. Andrew Cuomo called for the creation of the position and recommended Albany attorney Hank Greenberg.
NY Education Commissioner Rallies For Support Of Common Core CurriculumThe Common Core Learning Standards have been adopted by most states. They emphasize critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing.
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.
Regents Board May Ease Common Core RequirementsState 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.
New York To Reduce Standardized TestingSome standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents, citing "a variety of pressures'' that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers and parents.
Parents Complain Common Core Curriculum Assignments Are Too ChallengingThere's growing criticism about what's being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.
Previously Canceled Common Core Public Forums To Be RescheduledNew 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.
NY Education Officials Banking On 'Incremental Progress' On Standardized Test ScoresCity and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.
Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As ExpectedParents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.
City, Teachers' Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation SystemThe evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by "locally selected measures'' that individual schools can set.

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