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The North Country Alliance for Public Education held its fourth “Open Forum on Open Education” Thursday evening. The panel included the region’s state representatives and one of its newest Regents. As WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the discussion focused on the impact of Common Core on the state’s education system.

State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch wants to give school districts another year to implement the state-mandated teacher evaluation system. The controversial evaluation plan has already been a motivating point for students to opt-out of the state Common Core testing. Tisch said Cuomo’s deadline of November 15th for districts to approve of the new teacher rating system is unrealistic. Tisch wants to move the date back until September 1st, 2016.

One Regents Board Member Replaced, Three Remain

Mar 11, 2014

The state legislature replaced one member of the New York State Board of Regents, but allowed three others to remain, in elections held for the state’s top educational policy board.  The vote featured complaints from Republican Senators who voted against all of the candidates to demonstrate their displeasure with the state’s implementation of the new Common Core.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming snowstorm, the New York Board of Regents, and common core.

The embattled president of Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education has announced his resignation following an outcry over unauthorized pay hikes for staff members totaling $250,000.

Board President Robert A. Kennedy says the controversy had become a distraction from the board's work.

Republican and Democratic leaders of the General Assembly's Higher Education Committee had called for Kennedy's resignation.

Governor Dannel Malloy says Kennedy's decision is "the right one."