Common Core Math, English Proficiency Up Slightly In NYC, StatewideThe state’s third- through eighth-graders – as well as those specifically of New York City – did slightly better on Common Core-aligned math and English assessments than last year.
Parents, Teachers Line Up To Protest Cuomo's Education Reform PlanThe bone-chilling weather on Saturday did not stop hundreds of teachers, students and parents from gathering in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s East Side office to protest his administration’s education policy.
Report: East Harlem Probe Reveals Improper Training For Con Ed WorkersA state probe into the deadly East Harlem building explosion last March has revealed flaws in the training of Con Edison workers who handle underground natural gas pipes, according to a published report.
Nearly 2 Dozen School Board Candidates Against Common Core Elected Into Office On LIMary Calamia, a clinical social worker, said she's not surprised voters on Long Island wanted their voices heard and elected candidates who are in favor of opting out of the Common Core testing.
NY Students Begin 3-Day Common Core English AssessmentsStudents in grades 3 through 8 started on the tests on Tuesday. They'll begin with the English language arts assessments and spend a little under 1 1/2 hours a day for three consecutive days, finishing Thursday.
Retired Urologist Calls On Men To Get Tested For Prostate CancerA Connecticut urologist has retired from the practice, but not from his effort to help protect men from prostate cancer.
Thompson Calls For Move Away From Standardized TestingIn a campaign stop on Staten Island Wednesday morning, Democrat Bill Thompson spelled out his education policy – with a focus on moving away from testing.
17-Year Cicadas Set To Arrive By The End Of The MonthNew Yorkers haven’t heard the noisy buzzing of cicadas in springtime in 17 years, but get ready, because they’re coming again.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Understand the when and why of testing for symptoms that may reveal a disease or condition that could lead to colon or rectal cancer.