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Would-be New York teachers face licensing test

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York education officials say about 83 percent of the first would-be teachers required to take a new "bar exam" have passed so far.

Any college student graduating after May 1 has to pass the new test, called the edTPA, to be certified as a New York teacher. It's the latest in a series of education reforms.  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

School starts, Common Core continues

North Country schools are back in session this week. And districts across the state are continuing to implement Common Core, New York's state's new and challenging curriculum.  Go to full article

NYS parents rally against new, tougher standardized tests

New York public school students in grades three through eight start taking standardized tests Tuesday. But some parents in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh and elsewhere are rallying against the tests.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Reexamine High Stakes Testing

The Assembly and Senate are reexamining the Board of Regents policy of high stakes testing at the same time that the legislature is under pressure from the court to reform the way school aide is distributed. Education officials say they hope lawmakers won't give in to the temptation of reducing standards to meet the court's requirement. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Math Test Scores Continue to Improve

The State Education Commissioner says he has some encouraging news about standardized tests in 4th and 8th grade classes in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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