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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

UFT Mayoral Candidate Forum

Mayoral Candidates Talk Education At Teachers’ Union Forum

Six mayoral candidates touted their education policies Saturday at a panel hosted by the United Federation of Teachers.

05/11/2013

A Sandy Hook Elementary School student is seen on a bus to his new school in Monroe, Conn. - Jan. 3, 2013 (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Seeks Standardized Test Waiver For Sandy Hook Students

The Newtown school board has asked the federal government to waive the standardized test requirement for students from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

01/25/2013

Students were asked about their secrets on an exam this past week. (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Education Officials Will No Longer Use ‘Secret’ Standardized Test Question

The 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.

05/13/2012

Dennis Walcott (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880, FILE)

NYC DOE Caves, Drops Ban On ‘Forbidden’ Words List For Assessment Tests

Some of the words the DOE wanted left out included: “divorce,” “evolution,” “poverty,” “alcohol” and “abuse.”

04/02/2012

Governor Cuomo says that New York teachers need to shape up or ship out. (Credit:CBS2)

Gov Cuomo Wants New Eval System For NY Educators

Governor Cuomo is threatening to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid unless educators agree to a new evaluation system.

01/16/2012