Common Core

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: For A Better Education

A recent headline read, “Slow Common Core.” For quite a long time there has been a backlash against anything viewed as “too tough” for our kids. That is a tendency of living in a democracy. Anything tough for our kids is bad but at the same time they have to get a fabulous education that will equip them for life’s challenges. So the solution is teachers who can make everyone learn painlessly. And therefore, if anything goes wrong it’s the teacher’s fault, not the student’s.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

SUNY Chancellor Announces Higher Education Coalition To Support Common Core

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher spearheaded the launch of a coalition of 200 college presidents and state higher education leaders aimed at supporting and implementing Common Core standards.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:36 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Karen Magee: Teaching Is An Art

When I taught special education in my hometown of Harrison, one of my students achieved an educational milestone.

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New York News
4:50 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

New Teachers Union President Wants to Increase Union's Political Potency

Karen Magee
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There is a big change at New York State’s largest teachers union. Members of New York State United Teachers elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common Core standards.

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New York News
6:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Rob Astorino's Children Will Opt Out Of Common Core

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says his three school-aged children won't be participating in new testing standards as part of the Common Core exams starting this week. The Republican candidate for governor of New York released a video statement on his website Monday explaining he made the decision along with his wife Sheila, a special education teacher.

Common Core is being implemented in schools across the country, but it has been heavily criticized by many parents and educators.

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New York News
4:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

UUP Calls For Suspension Of edTPA Certification Mandate

edTPA, the new portfolio assessment required for student-teachers in New York, has come under criticism. One of New York's teachers' unions wants it suspended.

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New York News
3:09 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Delay Of Common Core Effects Likely In New York Budget

New York State lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.

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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

Credit Lucas Willard

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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