Parents, Schools Locked In Battle Over Those Opting Out Of Standardized TestsAs thousands of public school students prepare to take standardized tests Tuesday, many parents have decided to have their children “opt out” of the exams.
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.
Mayoral Candidates Talk Education At Teachers' Union ForumSix mayoral candidates touted their education policies Saturday at a panel hosted by the United Federation of Teachers.
Newtown Seeks Standardized Test Waiver For Sandy Hook StudentsThe Newtown school board has asked the federal government to waive the standardized test requirement for students from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
N.J. Education Officials Will No Longer Use 'Secret' Standardized Test QuestionThe question appeared on the writing portion of some versions of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, given to third-graders this past week. And it drew criticism from some parents, who thought it was inappropriate.
NYC DOE Caves, Drops Ban On 'Forbidden' Words List For Assessment TestsSome of the words the DOE wanted left out included: "divorce," "evolution," "poverty," "alcohol" and "abuse."
Gov Cuomo Wants New Eval System For NY EducatorsGovernor Cuomo is threatening to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid unless educators agree to a new evaluation system.