Education

Continued backlash against new testing standards
4:23 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Education expert urges Common Core "revolt"

Education historian Diane Ravitch speaking to Long Island school superintendents
Credit Charles Lane

A national education expert told Long Island school administrators Tuesday that they should join parents in the revolt against Common Core.  Diane Ravitch, former assistant sectary of education, said the new set of education standards are socially irresponsible and likely against the law.  

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"many of them can't hold a pencil"
10:43 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NYS groups push testing ban for very young students

A coalition of unions and government reform groups are calling for a ban on standardized testing for New York’s school  children in second grade and younger. 

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UConn students allege discrimination
8:56 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Conn. lawmakers hold hearing on sexual assault at colleges, universities

UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor, left, and Elizabeth Conklin, UConn's Title IX coordinator, right, listen to testimony from four women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at UConn at the Legislative Office Building, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. The four women have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday about sexual assault prevention and response procedures at colleges and universities in the state. The hearing was prompted by a recent federal complaint against the University of Connecticut.

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Education
6:23 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

NY teacher of year complains about student testing at hearing

At a Senate hearing on New York state’s new Common Core educational standards Wednesday, teachers, principals and Senators themselves complained that the implementation has been dysfunctional. 

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Stamford Public Schools
4:49 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Stamford considers 5th graders to middle school, New Canaan shows model

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

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