New York State Board of Regents
The New York State Board of Regents has released new plans for evaluating teachers, in a look beyond 2015 to improve children’s education.
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.
That debate is bubbling over this week in Albany, where some are asking the state Board of Regents to recognize competitive cheerleading as an “interscholastic sport.”
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.
For more than 20 years, the Regents said kids with autism had to receive five days a week therapy and students who qualified for “related services” had to get two days a week of speech and language.