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A decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here. (Credit: CBS 2)

Families Rally Against New York Teacher Tenure Laws

The families are filing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, seniority and disciplinary rules. They say those protections are keeping ineffective teachers in the classroom.

07/28/2014

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: CBS 2)

Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.

02/04/2014

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NYS Regents Board Trims Test Times For Math, English

The state Board of Regents approved a plan to trim down the time allotted for the math exam by 20 minutes and the English assessment by 10 minutes.

11/19/2013

Parents and teachers protest against the Common Core academic standards on Nov. 13, 2013, outside Mineola High School (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Emotions High At Common Core Forums On Long Island

About 800 people packed into the Mineola High School auditorium in Garden City Park on Wednesday night to give Commissioner John King Jr. an earful.

11/13/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

State PTA President: Delay Common Core Testing

State PTA President Lana Ajemian announced the group is launching a campaign called “Hear Our Voice,” which aims to convince the state to halt Common Core testing for at least one year.

11/12/2013

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: CBS 2)

New York To Reduce Standardized Testing

Some 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.

10/25/2013

Grandview Elementary School

Art, Music Could Be Coming Back To Cash-Strapped East Ramapo Elementary Schools

This week, parent David Curry from Spring Valley filed an official complaint with the New York State Department of Education about the canceled programs.

10/25/2013

Boy doing homework (file/credit: CBS 2)

Parents Complain Common Core Curriculum Assignments Are Too Challenging

There’s growing criticism about what’s being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.

10/21/2013

Child Taking Test (credit: clipart.com)

Previously Canceled Common Core Public Forums To Be Rescheduled

New 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.

10/16/2013

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City Boasts Strong Graduation Rate Among 5 Largest Districts Statewide

Graduation rate stayed flat at 64.7 percent, the city announced. The state average for the class of 2012 is 74 percent.

06/17/2013

Jeannette Deutermann

L.I. Parents Opting Kids Out Of NYS Standardized Tests

Some parents on Long Island are not allowing their children to take the New York State standardized tests because they say the tests are making their kids sick.

04/03/2013

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City Issues Teacher Evaluation Goals Amid Threat Of More Lost Aid

The New York City Department of Education has issued a letter to state officials, outlining its teacher training and evaluation goals and the steps taken to put them into action.

02/11/2013

Student Records Complaint

Parents Concerned That School Records Could Be Used To Make Money

Some city parents have expressed concern that their children’s school records could be used to make money.

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