After criticism sharpens, Education Commissioner John King moves to eliminate one state test
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For the first time New York's Education commissioner John King is signaling there may be too much state testing. King sent a letter to school administrators across the state Thursday saying that he will push to end at least one state test.
New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core. The meeting came after King canceled several public events following a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.
Independent budget analysts for the Suffolk County Legislature say County Executive Steve Bellone's budget next year has a potential $50-million hole in it. But the analysts say it makes the best of the county’s fiscal problems that have built up over the years.