Education http://wshu.org en Lawmakers consider system to track Conn. students from pre-K to their first job http://wshu.org/post/lawmakers-consider-system-track-conn-students-pre-k-their-first-job <p>A bill that would allow Connecticut officials to track students from pre-K through to their first jobs was passed by the state General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Monday. The bill was approved despite some concerns the system might violate privacy rights.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:10:18 +0000 Ebong Udoma 15428 at http://wshu.org NY plans to create nation's first homeland security college http://wshu.org/post/ny-plans-create-nations-first-homeland-security-college <p>The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:52:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 13252 at http://wshu.org Cuomo's Common Core panel evenly divided http://wshu.org/post/cuomos-common-core-panel-evenly-divided <p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core. &nbsp;The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:39:19 +0000 Charles Lane 12520 at http://wshu.org Cuomo's Common Core panel evenly divided 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 NY teacher of year complains about student testing at hearing http://wshu.org/post/ny-teacher-year-complains-about-student-testing-hearing <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:23:21 +0000 Karen Dewitt 8315 at http://wshu.org