Rockland Community College

RCC Receives Community Schools Grant

Jan 15, 2016
Courtesy of Rockland Community College

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced $1.5 million to support the creation of “Community Schools” programs at three community colleges that are part of the SUNY system. One is in the Hudson Valley.

The movement to put the brakes on the national education standards known as the Common Core is gaining momentum across New York State.

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.

There’s a job fair Tuesday in New York’s Rockland County, and one of the employers is the design-build contractor team selected to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge.