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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.

09/08/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won’t Be Held Back Over Test Scores Alone

Chancellor Carmen Farina says New York City’s school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.

04/09/2014

New York City Classroom (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

State Panel Issues Common Core Recommendations

Big changes could be coming to New York’s highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.

03/11/2014

Classroom (file/credit: Clip Art)

L.I. Lawmaker Announces Proposals To Adjust Common Core Testing

State Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan (R-East Northport) said there needs to be legitimate debate about the quantity and quality of exams.

12/12/2013

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

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NYC Reading And Math Test Scores Available Online

Parents of New York City public school students will now be able to go online to see how their children performed on more rigorous state reading and math exams in the spring.

08/26/2013

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

NY Education Officials Banking On ‘Incremental Progress’ On Standardized Test Scores

City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.

08/08/2013

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Some Students Say New N.Y. Standardized Tests Live Up To The Hype

This week, students from third through eighth grade in New York have been taking the new Common Core standardized tests in both math and language arts.

04/18/2013

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Standardized Test Boycott Grows In New York

The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.

04/17/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addresses reporters in Brooklyn - April 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Chancellor Walcott Defends Harder State Standardized Tests

Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.

04/15/2013

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