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New York Teachers Sue State Education Department Over Test Confidentiality New York's largest teachers union is suing the state Education Department over what it views as a “gag order” on teachers who score state tests.
New York State Students Set To Begin Common Core TestingElementary and middle school students in New York state will begin taking the controversial Common Core exams Tuesday, but some parents -- including Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino -- are having their children opt out.
Mother: Washington Heights School's Use Of Padded Room AbusiveA Manhattan mother says her 5-year-old son was put in a padded room at school, leaving the kindergartener so traumatized he had to go to the hospital.
New Jersey Teachers Union Doesn't Rule Out Backing Higher GPA Standards For EducatorsThe plan, aimed at strengthening the state's pool of teacher candidates, is to require a "B" average to get a teaching certificate.
Experts, Parents, Lawmakers Blast Database Providing Personal Student Information To Vendors A new national database that compiles personal student information for educational companies that contract with public schools is being blasted by privacy experts.
New York High School Graduation Rate Continues To ClimbA greater percentage of students in New York in 2010 graduated high school after four years compared to the previous year and the still-wide gap between white students and minorities narrowed slightly.
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