education http://wamc.org en NY "Common Core" Under Fire http://wamc.org/post/ny-common-core-under-fire <p>Parents, teachers, unions and government officials all are weighing in on the pros and cons of standardized testing in New York State.</p><p>Many parents across New York are wrestling with the question - should they allow their children to take New York's math and English tests, part of the new "Common Core" curriculum for grades three through eight scheduled for this month.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:22:03 +0000 Dave Lucas 61164 at http://wamc.org Mass. Secretary of Education Makes First Tour of Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/mass-secretary-education-makes-first-tour-berkshires <p></p><p>The recently appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Education visited with school superintendents and local officials in the Berkshires today to hear suggestions for improving the state education system.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58342 at http://wamc.org Mass. Secretary of Education Makes First Tour of Berkshires