Common Core

New York News
12:45 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Group Encouraging Parents To Refuse Common Core Testing

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Members of the North Country Alliance for Public Education want parents to refuse to allow their children to take the upcoming Common Core tests in New York State.

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New York News
5:40 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

NYS Education Commissioner Discusses Common Core In Troy

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NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. John King delivered his state of education address Thursday night in Troy, answering some questions about the controversial implementation of the Common Core. 

As part of the 4th Annual Esteves School Education Speaker Series at the Sage College, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King spoke before a crowd of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1226

The Common Core standards. That's really all you have to say to get an animated discussion going...and by that I mean an argument. Though the standards were adopted by almost all the states, there is now a good deal of push back against them.

Today on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll discuss the standards with a group of teachers from Florida, one of the states that is rethinking Common Core

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Forum Updates Public On Common Core

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education held a forum on the progress of implementation of New York’s Common Core education standards last night. The meeting was intended to update the public about emerging information on the standardized test controversy.

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New York News
9:38 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cloudy Future For Regents

New York State Senate Republicans say they will break a longstanding tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote no over dissatisfaction with the Common Core.  It’s uncertain whether all four of the incumbent Regents members will be reelected. 

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WAMC News
7:46 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

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

New York News
5:56 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Senate GOP To End Boycott Of Regents Elections, Many Will Vote No

Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote no over dissatisfaction with the Common Core.

Senate Education Chair John Flanagan says Republican Senators will be attending a joint session of the legislature to appoint board of Regents members to new terms. But he says many GOP members will be voting no.

“There’s a very strong feeling that not enough has been done,” Flanagan said. “And they’re still not listening.”

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New York News
5:38 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Assembly Seeks To Delay Common Core In New York

The New York State Assembly is debating a bill to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards.

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New York News
8:02 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Cuomo Promotes State Budget Priorities

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his $33 million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.

The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.

Karen Scharff, with Citizen Action, says the ethics ads are a good sign.

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New England News
8:18 am
Thu February 27, 2014

House GOP Forces Hearing On Common Core Curriculum

Republican House members say they've collected enough signatures to force the General Assembly's Education Committee to hold a public hearing on Connecticut's implementation of the so-called "common core" education curriculum and new teacher evaluation process.

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. said Wednesday the seldom-used petitioning process was used because the Democratic-controlled committee refused to hold a public hearing on any common core-related bills offered by the GOP, including freezing implementation.

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