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NY Regents Approve Testing Students On Vocational Skills

A proposal would allow students to swap one of their Regents social studies exams for one in a trade, such as culinary arts, welding, accounting and more.

10/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

CBS 2 Exclusive: State’s Top Educator Blasts De Blasio’s Charter School ‘Sideshow’

Mayor Bill de Blasio did a 180 in the battle over a Harlem charter school on Friday and then got “schooled” by the state’s top educator, the chancellor of the state Board of Regents.

03/07/2014

Classroom (file/credit: Clip Art)

Regents Board May Ease Common Core Requirements

State 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.

02/11/2014

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

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Denies Claim That NYC Warehouses Students

The Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents says thousands of students are now “warehoused” due to New York City’s policy of shutting failing schools.

11/09/2011