New York State Officials Want To Push Ahead With Bilingual EducationNew York state officials said Monday that they are giving a fresh look at how bilingual classes are taught in the state.
NY On Verge Of Requiring CPR Training In High SchoolGov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law a measure directing the state's commissioner of education to come up with a CPR training curriculum.
NY Regents Approve Testing Students On Vocational SkillsA 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.
Families Rally Against New York Teacher Tenure LawsThe families are filing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, seniority and disciplinary rules. They say those protections are keeping ineffective teachers in the classroom.
Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core StandardsSilver 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.
NYS Regents Board Trims Test Times For Math, EnglishThe 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.
Emotions High At Common Core Forums On Long IslandAbout 800 people packed into the Mineola High School auditorium in Garden City Park on Wednesday night to give Commissioner John King Jr. an earful.
State PTA President: Delay Common Core TestingState 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.
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.
Art, Music Could Be Coming Back To Cash-Strapped East Ramapo Elementary SchoolsThis week, parent David Curry from Spring Valley filed an official complaint with the New York State Department of Education about the canceled programs.
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.