New York State Education Department http://wamc.org en Call To Delay Common Core Gains Traction http://wamc.org/post/call-delay-common-core-gains-traction <p>The movement to put the brakes on the national education standards known as the&nbsp;Common Core is gaining momentum across New York State.</p><p></p><p>Some are calling for a one-year delay while others want a two-year hold on using Common Core-based tests to evaluate teachers and place students. And there are those on the fringe calling for more drastic measures including completely eliminating the tests or withdrawing New York entirely from the standards.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 83394 at http://wamc.org Call To Delay Common Core Gains Traction NYS Education Forum To Be Held In Westchester Monday http://wamc.org/post/nys-education-forum-be-held-westchester-monday <p>New York state education officials Monday afternoon,&nbsp;October 28, will hold their second forum on Common Core standards. The forum is the only one scheduled for the Hudson Valley.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:51:57 +0000 Allison Dunne 76501 at http://wamc.org NYS Education Forum To Be Held In Westchester Monday HV Assemblymembers Want Common Core-Linked Tests Redeveloped http://wamc.org/post/hv-assemblymembers-want-common-core-linked-tests-redeveloped <p>Three New York state assemblymembers from the lower Hudson Valley are calling for the new Common Core-linked tests to be scrapped. They say the tests are unfair assessments and costly to school districts. The State Education Department disagrees.</p><p>Democratic Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti, David Buchwald, and Amy Paulin, all from Westchester County, penned a letter dated October 21 to the New York State Board of Regents chancellor. Here’s Paulin, from Scarsdale.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:14:21 +0000 Allison Dunne 76175 at http://wamc.org HV Assemblymembers Want Common Core-Linked Tests Redeveloped