Nov 19, 2013 — New York's hasty implementation of the Common Core curriculum has become a lightning rod for criticism statewide. Tomorrow state education commissioner John King is holding public meetings to address teachers' and parents' concerns in Schroon Lake and Plattsburgh.
Steve Todd has been visiting classrooms across St. Lawrence county to see firsthand the stumbles and successes of the new curriculum. Todd is assistant superintendent of instruction for St. Lawrence & Lewis BOCES.
He told David Sommerstein he's seen teachers and students alike "rolling up their sleeves" to get used to more rigorous classwork and more homework. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2013 — A new Siena College poll finds over half of New Yorkers think school children are taking too many tests. They're also uneasy about new standards known as the Common Core. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is the lowest it's been since he's been governor, according to a new Siena College poll.
The Siena College poll finds only 44% of voters like the job that Andrew Cuomo is doing as governor. 56% say he's doing a fair or poor job. Siena's Steve Greenberg says it's the first time the governor's approval rating has dipped below 50%. Go to full article
Cadyville, NY, Nov 19, 2013 — Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will be making a brief swing through New York State this weekend, and one of his stops will be an intimate house concert Friday at 7:30 pm in... Go to full article