John King http://wshu.org en Common Core optouts reach critical number http://wshu.org/post/common-core-optouts-reach-critical-number <p></p><p>Educators on Long Island say the number of students and parents opting-out of taking standardized state tests this week is growing. The numbers are so high the tests could be deemed invalid. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:58:02 +0000 Charles Lane 15046 at http://wshu.org Common Core optouts reach critical number NY lawmakers consider delaying effects of Common Core testing http://wshu.org/post/ny-lawmakers-consider-delaying-effects-common-core-testing <p>New York lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:25:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14807 at http://wshu.org NY bill would freeze Common Core http://wshu.org/post/ny-bill-would-freeze-common-core <p></p><p>New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core. &nbsp;This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and&nbsp;goes further than other reforms offered to date. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:04:45 +0000 Charles Lane 12717 at http://wshu.org NY bill would freeze Common Core LI schools displeased with pre-k plan http://wshu.org/post/li-schools-displeased-pre-k-plan <p></p><p>Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten. &nbsp;This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program. &nbsp;But &nbsp;schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:20:45 +0000 Charles Lane 11873 at http://wshu.org LI schools displeased with pre-k plan Cuomo shifts on Common Core http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-shifts-common-core <p></p><p>Is Governor Cuomo backing away from his support for the new Common Core curriculum in schools? &nbsp;As Karen DeWitt reports, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:31:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8869 at http://wshu.org Cuomo shifts on Common Core