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A moderator asks all the parents in the audience to raise their hands. Photo: Sarah Harris
A moderator asks all the parents in the audience to raise their hands. Photo: Sarah Harris

In Plattburgh, hundreds talk Common Core

Over 200 teachers, parents, students, and administrators gathered at SUNY Plattsburgh last night to talk about the new Common Core curriculum and testing in public school.

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says a lot of her constituents are worried about the new curriculum.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test in April 2012 in the school's gymnasium. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test in April 2012 in the school's gymnasium. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Senators hear more complaints about Common Core

New York State's Teacher of the Year testified at a Senate hearing that even she could not receive high marks in her teacher evaluation process, due to what she and others say is the dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core standards.  Go to full article
Education Commissioner Dr. John B. King, Jr. Photo: NYSED
Education Commissioner Dr. John B. King, Jr. Photo: NYSED

Cuomo supports ed. officials on Common Core standards

Governor Cuomo offered some support to top state education officials, who are getting blow back for a rough start to the implementation of the new common core principles in schools.

State Education Commissioner John King's been criticized for canceling a series of forums for parents around the state to talk about the new Common core standards for school children, after the first meeting in Poughkeepsie turned confrontational. His office has since rescheduled the forums in a different format. Some parents are angry because two thirds of the state's students initially failed the new tests for the Common core.  Go to full article

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